Disabled students celebrate landmark
Developmentally disabled students are set to celebrate their graduation today at the Westchester School.
The 26 students in the class of 2010 will receive their diplomas on stage in front of family, friends, and faculty. The school, which has no grade levels, instructs students ranging from 5 to 21 years old.
Leonard Spano, executive director at the school, believes the students? disabilities do not decrease their desire to succeed. Spano says that diplomas are granted based on the student?s individual performance.
Westchester School staff says that many of their higher functioning graduates will be placed into paid positions and will become contributing members of society.