Girl with Down syndrome is welcomed on to cheerleading team

09/29/2009 | Chattanooga Times Free Press (Tenn.)

Anna Frierson, a 12-year-old girl with Down syndrome was unanimously voted to the Red Bank Middle School cheerleading squad by other members. Anna's participation underscores the success of inclusion education, her parents feel. "She doesn't know all the cheers, she's definitely not perfect, but I think the fact that they have included her and accept her for the abilities that she does have is really what learning with special-needs kid[s] is all about," said her mother, Patti Frierson.

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