Thursday, January 8, 2009

January 8---Louie & Our Book.


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.

5 comments:

jamie_R_Erickson said...

You make my day and my life. These pictures are amazing.

kate said...

nice job lady! Miss you

griffithzoo said...

amazing pics - precious! i'm so excited to hear more about this project!

auntie said...

Lucky Louie to have Meghan in his life!

Susie said...

We love Louie! He is one precious little boy who always has a smile on his face.....

xoxo