Yesterday, the National Resource Center for Inclusive Education (NARCIE) hosted its sixth annual National Exceptional Confidence Talent Show. The show highlighted the talents by children with disabilities. Love news spoke with Erlett Thomas, the Manager of NARCIE, who said that the show helps to build these children’s self-esteem.
Erlett Thomas, Manager, NARCIE: “We had students who were deaf, students who had autism, students with intellectual impairments and they just showcased their talents and we had people who danced, we had those who sang. Our main goal is so that people out there can be sensitized about children with special needs. We want them to know that they too can perform, they too can be a part of the inclusive setting and they too can do things. So it’s just for us to have them included in society and to showcase their talents. The winner is a student from Stella Maris School, he is a little boy by the name of Harold. He did a little entrance with some Karate and talked about his favorite sports and then he did dancing; he did a combination of things, he showcased at least three different talents.”
There were eleven participants who took part in the talent show. /