This is Louie.
Louie has Angelman Syndrome & is in a 4th grade class with 25 students without disabilities. Louie's mom works at Vanderbilt at the Peabody Institute and the two of us are teaming up to publish a book about what it's like for a child with disabilities to go to school in inclusion. I spent the day with Louie photographing what an everyday school experience looks like for him. I watched as every one of his peers treated him as an equal; played with him on the playground, played the recorder with him in music class, cleaned up when he spilled milk at lunch and wanted to smile with him in all the photos.