Sunday, June 10, 2012

10 Ways to NOT Include the Special Needs Kid in a Graduation Ceremony

1.  Sit the kid with special needs away from the graduating class.

2.  Present the graduating class with their certificates. Do not include the kid with special needs.

3.  Have the graduating class remain on stage as a group for a photo. Do not include the kid with special needs.

4.  Finally announce that there is a "special" student graduating this year as well.

5.  Explain to the audience that this "special kid" is in a "special class".

6.  Tell the audience that this kid has "special skills" and list a few non-descript accomplishments.

7.  Ask the kid to walk up to the podium, all by himself, to recieve his promotion certificate.

8.  Then ask the kid to stand all by himself, in the center of the stage, and hold up his certificate.

9.  Tell the mother of this "special boy" that she can come up to the stage to take her son's photo.

10. Have the audience politely clap, while wondering at the same time, "Who is this boy and where did he come from?"

Follow us by email so you don't miss updates!


  1. Noooo please say this didn't happen to you and your son!

  2. Wow,did this really happen?

  3. Hmmm.... I hope this did not happen to you. :(

  4. And that special boy grew up to be... Batman.

  5. This is so upsetting. I am so sorry this happened to you and your child. Shame on this school.

  6. While particular situation did not involve my child, there was another incident at the ceremony that was she was involved with and was just as upsetting! An appalling display of exclusion occurred more than once that day. Sad.