McGuffey Elementary holds special graduation

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Thursday was a very important day for three children in the special needs and medically fragile Pre-K unit at McGuffey Elementary.

Teachers work with the children in the class to help them overcome issues like difficulty walking and talking – while learning songs, colors and social skills like other preschoolers.

Each year, Thomas Anderson adopts the classroom. He brings gifts twice a year.

Thursday was the graduation ceremony for the oldest children.

“I come once a month to visit with the kids, to listen to the teachers and just be as involved as I can. This is a very special group of children,” said Anderson. “Some of them cannot walk or talk, but they need to feel as much a part of society as the rest of us.”

The special needs class is done for the summer. They will start holding class again in the fall.

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