School dance provides social opportunity for students with disabilities

02/28/2012 | Las Vegas Review-Journal

About 300 middle- and high-school students with intellectual disabilities from Clark County, Nev., schools attended a recent Hawaiian-themed dance hosted at a local high school. Students without disabilities from the host school helped welcome the students and participated alongside them in the festivities. "For a lot of them, this is their prom. . . . A lot of (social) skills they learn here we can't teach in the classrooms," special-education teacher Fernando Carmona said.

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