NBOE Schools Participate in National Developmental Disability Awareness Month And National Inclusion Day

[NEWARK, NJ March 22, 2019] Two Newark Public Schools yesterday participated in NPS Schools observance of National Developmental Disability Awareness Month and National Inclusion Day. Speedway Academies and Belmont Runyon created programming for students with disabilities.

Speedway hosted their 7th Annual Inclusion Fun Day with students, families and community partners from Belmont Runyon. This year’s theme was Friendship as found in the book entitled, The Rainbow Fish. Students read, experienced a touch station with real sharks, crabs and other marine life. They also made sand castle gifts and experienced a day of fun and excitement. Students left with real Beta Fish, books, and sand art as parting gifts.

Principal Atiba Buckman said, “Inclusion Day afforded our students with a great deal of fun and learning. The staff read to students, decorated our gym and created colors and corridors of fun for the students. In addition, I want to thank my 8th grade students who served as chaperones, readers and ambassadors for the younger students.” Principal Buckman also thanked St. James Church’s Volunteer Ministry for volunteering their time, energy and smiles.