The Power of Inclusive Education

For Dr. Sean Adelman – a father of three, including Dev, a high-school age daughter with Down Syndrome – life lessons are not just for the young. His daughter’s experiences inspired him to write Sam’s Top Secret Journal, the first in a Nancy Drew-style children’s book series featuring a protagonist with Down syndrome.

Of the inspirational experiences, he says that various studies have shown that integrating special-ed students with non special-ed students - a modern movement called “Inclusive education” - offers many benefits for the entire student body, and his daughter Dev is living proof.

For more on Dev and Dr. Adelman and links to resources for different-abled children visit their website at


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