Levy Special Education Center demonstrated how they support students with significant special needs for parents and educators from China. The parents have created their own programs for students to attend, because students with special needs are not allowed to go to school in China. Through a partnership with Heartspring, parents and educators visit each year to see curriculum, programs, and special services that are provided at Levy.
One of the highlights of the tour was seeing the school’s swimming pool that has a special floor that can lower and raise to allow students easier access into the pool, especially students who are in wheelchairs.
“One of the parents never thought they could allow their child to swim. He was so happy to think that there wasn’t any reason his child couldn’t do what other children do,” said Kimberly Cotton, principal at Levy.
Cotton said she enjoys the yearly visit because she learns a lot from them as well.