February 7, 2008
Our family’s journey to make sure our special son was included
(Page 3 - Previous Page)He's at religious school each week for three hours alone -- without an aide -- for the first time ever. The school, true to form and promise, welcomed him back with open arms. He loves it. He's with friends he's known since nursery school. He's in a place where he's comfortable, where everyone knows and loves him.
And what we've realized is that is the real feeling of inclusion and love and community we were seeking. Whether at his new school for children with special needs or at Temple Israel, Michael now feels confident again that he belongs where he is, enough so to take things on by himself.
What more could any mother want?
Rony Rosenbaum lives with her family in Los Feliz.