Lea Goes to School

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Lea goes to school

The international video campaign “Lea Goes to School” for World Down Syndrome Day #WDSD18 was produced by Italy’s CoorDown together with associations from Australia and around the world and under the patronage of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities.The message of the campaign is in promotion of the fundamental human right to inclusive education and full participation in the community.

Inclusive education is backed by over 40 years of research evidence that overwhelmingly establishes better academic and social outcomes in general education school classrooms compared to separate “special” classrooms.   

It’s time to remove the barriers to inclusive education, challenge long-standing misconceptions about the potential of students with Down syndrome to thrive in inclusive classrooms and build a world – starting with the introductory and formative world to life – our schools – that responds to the diverse needs of all children and welcomes and includes every child for the individual that they are.