We are all unique. Inclusion matters.
ICE is all about empowering schools and families to make inclusion possible. 
 Which one of these children has special needs? All of them.

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“I have trouble staying organized, and it’s hard for me to take a written test. But Ms. Walker helps me by letting me take my tests one-on-one. She asks me the questions and lets me answer out loud. She also helps me by taking a picture of the assignment board in case I forget to write it down, and that way I always know what homework to do.”
“At Holy Family, the kids in the school know Joey’s name and he counts among his close friends those within his class. His smile says it all. He is at home. “

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The mission of Oregon ICE is to provide children with special needs the opportunity for an inclusive Catholic education at their home parish schools.

To quote - “It is a must do.”Had the JOY of speaking last night at the First Opening Doors Catholic School Inclusion Conference sponsored by University of San Diego, Loyola Marymount University and the Diocese of San Diego.

Something big is happening with #Inclusion in Catholic schools.

Catholic LEADERS - who have positions of power - are starting to speak about inclusion as a mandate...as a must...it's not optional...it's part of being Catholic.


Here is Dr. Joy Spencer, the Interim Dean at the School of Leadership and Educational Sciences at University of San Diego...and these are her words that opened the conference:
Speaking about the conference:
"Any effort to bring about more justice and mercy in the world is cause for celebration."

But this is the GAME-CHANGING quote:
"The days of serving only some are over, and the decades of being content with schools meeting the needs of the same kids again and again, but rejecting the needs of so many others, is hopefully behind us."


There are so so many people doing so much good work...in the classrooms, on the front lines of education...it is beautiful to see the LEADERS begin to shift...and begin to understand the urgency of #Inclusion.

Thank you to Dr. Rebekka Jez, Dr. John Galvan, Dr. Julie Cantillon, Dr. Vicki Graf and Dr. Mike Boyle for making this first conference possible.

Catholic universities MUST step up and make #Inclusion a priority and these educational leaders are doing just that.
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Respect and acceptance.SUCH A BEAUTIFUL THING!!! As the camera panned the audience, just look at the sea of hands raised and signing in ASL as CODA wins for BEST PICTURE at the Oscars last night!! Some of the most recognizable Hollywood Entertainers showing reverence and respect! Well-deserved! This was a huge moment for the Deaf Community, the CODA Community and the Disabled Community. This moment will go down in history as the first of many more to come! Be inspired! You matter! Follow your dreams! Never give up! The door is open! The world is waiting! #Applause #Handwave #Kissfist

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Respect and acceptance.
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The #GospelOfTheDay (Jn 5:1-16) tells of a paralytic ailing from pessimism, sadness, tepidity: a poisonous fog surrounding the soul that doesn’t allow it to live. Then there is the symbol of our new life: the water that Jesus used to regenerate us in Baptism. #HomilySantaMarta

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