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Exceptional Childrens' Week

The purpose of Exceptional Childrens' Week provides an opportunity for special educators, parents, administrators, and others to build support for and honor the accomplishments of children and youth with disabilities and the educators who serve them. Since its inception by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), this week has served to spotlight the capabilities of children and youth with disabilities and the programs and the services that support them in their communities.

Education is making great strides, and, as a result, doors continue to open for students with and without disabilities to achieve academic and life-long personal success. When we invest in the education of students with and without disabilities, we provide the opportunities to become independent, self-sufficient citizens who give back to their communities.

Writing and Drawing Contests
for Inaugural Exceptional Childrens' Week

Nesbit Elementary School - Tucker, GA
May 2012

Winner of Contests

Theme: “More the Same than Different”

Nesbit 4th Grader Jared and his parents
celebrate his first place award in the
Art Contest for Inaugural Exceptional
Children's Week.

Jared's winning drawing shows we are all
'more the same than different.' The drawing
features two boys, one who uses a wheelchair,
and each boy is aiming to score in
basketball while saying 'I can do it!'

Download Contest Flyers:
**Note: Contests ended May 2, 2012. School contests are not open to the general public.

Inaugural Exceptional Childrens' Week

**School events are not open to the general public.

Nesbit Elementary School - Tucker, GA
May 2012

Download: Events Calendar for Exceptional Childrens' Week [English - PDF] | Events Calendar [Español - PDF]

Character Word and Phrase

RESPONSIBILITY – I Am My Brother's Keeper.

Wednesday - May 2

NOTE: Deadline to Submit by 9:00 A.M. on Wednesday - May 2, 2012
– Entries for the Writing and Drawing Contests (Theme: “More the Same than Different”)
– Entry boxes can be found in the Teacher's mailroom.

All entries submitted by the deadline will be reviewed for validity followed by selection of winners in the Drawing and Writing Contests.

Friday - May 4

Official taping of Exceptional Childrens' Week Play and Musical Performance.

Monday - May 7

Play/Skit performance of students with and without disabilities during Nesbit Morning News Show.

Tuesday - May 8

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners of the Drawing Contest announced during Nesbit Morning News Show.

Wednesday - May 9

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners of the Writing Contest announced during Nesbit Morning News Show.

Thursday - May 10

Musical Performance of students with and without disabilities during Nesbit Morning News Show.

Friday - May 11

Perception Activity and Exceptional Childrens’ Week Breakfast Recognition and Awards Ceremony.

Inaugural Participating Organizations

  • Southeast ADA Center,
    Project of the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University (Atlanta office)
  • Nesbit Elementary School
  • Nesbit Elementary School Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
  • Georgia Parent Mentor Partnership, Georgia Department of Education (GaPMP)
  • Georgia State Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
  • ABEL2