Brittany ComakJun 15, 2018, 6:24 pmJun 15, 2018, 6:27 pm

Students in Woodbury create rock garden to celebrate their individuality

Special needs students decorated the rocks with their families to highlight their differences and values


WOODBURY — Special needs students are adding a bit of color to the new rock garden at the Brookville Center for Children's Services. The students have decorated rocks with their families to highlight their differences and values.

"I'm looking forward to building awareness for families and children to be able to celebrate their individuality," said Diane Condy, the director of the Barbara C. Wilson program where the children participate, "showing that we do place value on diversity and all of the differences that exist among our special ed students."

Condy said that rocks that were considered inherently unique were chosen, as each one has a different shape and texture.

Each student in the program is between the ages of 3 and 5 and has a disability. With over 144 students at the school with varying abilities, the school hopes to grow the garden each year from now on.

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