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Fun and games: special education students enjoy outdoor activities

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Students with disabilities gathered for games and entertainment Thursday in the second LIFE Games event organized by Madera County Office of Education.

Physical activity, art, ballet and drama were some of the activities 370 students took part in at the Madera District Fairgrounds.

Parents, teachers, nurses and other staff joined the students who are enrolled in special education classes operated by Madera County Office of Education. Community agencies, including the fire department and California Highway Patrol, also provided activities in their booths. Pioneer Technical Center and Enterprise Secondary School students volunteered at the event.

“The reason that we do this for our students is because in order for them to participate in activities in their community they need to be modified,” said Paige Sanders, special education program director...


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