Swim for Autism!
My daughter Gianna is in a remarkable regular ed 5th grade class. Each year, the 5th grade has to do a "Heroes" project. And there is an extension project where the kids do some sort of charitable work. Gianna's neurotypical pal I'll call "B" decided to run a Swim-A-Thon with the proceeds going to the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for autism. B's Mom is Teacher of the Year for the 5th grade, by the way. No small coincidence her daughter is such a neat kid. There are other kids who have taken a real shine to Gianna. Like J and C for starters.
These are Gianna's first real friends. They invite her to participate in events. They treat her as an equal - albeit one who needs some extra support. They include her. I love these kids. I love their parents for raising them so well. I love Gianna's school for making sure all the kids matter.
Sink or swim? Miss G's going to swim. I know it.