Mar 10th

Inclusion Means a Special Birthday Party for Sarah

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In this week’s episode, Sarah, a 15-yr old with Down syndrome, celebrates her birthday with her best friends by making individual cheese-stuffed quesadilla pizzas.  These quesadilla pizzas are a quick and easy way to feel like you are making real cheese-stuffed crust pizzas without all the hard work.

This episode is very heartwarming as it shows the benefits of inclusion and that our kids can develop real and meaningful friendships throughout their lives. So as they cook, the girls talk about inclusion and what they think about it and I am overjoyed to hear their thoughts …. all because of their relationship with Sarah. I know every parent worries about what the future will look like for their child. But thanks to inclusion and organizations like Best Buddies, I think it looks pretty darn good.


Quesadilla Pizzas Recipe


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  1. Libby Rease
    March 11, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Your pizzas look amazing. I am so glad you had a great birthday.
    Mrs. Rease

    • Valerie Strohl
      March 12, 2014 at 8:06 am

      Thanks Mrs. Rease! This is Sarah’s Social Studies teacher that we talk about all the time. She is, without a doubt, the best Gen Ed teacher there is for kids with special needs. Sarah is blessed to have her. She pushes her and challenges her to do more and more. She also makes her do public speaking which is great for Sarah. We love you Mrs. Rease – we wish the school was full of gen ed teachers like you!


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