Educators honor students with special needs by publishing book

06/2/2010 | Gazette (Gaithersburg, Md.), The

Special-education teachers at a Maryland school honored two of their students with disabilities by surprising them with a published paperback version of their creative work. The students -- 18-year-old Elizabeth Garcia, who has cerebral palsy and 21-year-old Drew Mack, who has autism -- wrote and illustrated "The Adventures of a Silly Cat," the tales of a cat who tries unsuccessfully to become an elephant. The book is available online at

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