Kan. student works to improve programs for peers with disabilities

04/11/2013 | Topeka Capital-Journal (Kan.), The

Jack Hishmeh, a junior at Topeka High School in Kansas, has spearheaded the remodeling of a special-education classroom to make it more spacious and accessible. He worked with local donors and volunteers to complete the project. In addition, when Hishmeh was a sophomore, he started the Lunch Buddies program to improve socialization between students with and without disabilities. "It has to be from the kids. They have to be the instigators," special-education teacher Claudia Shover-Daily said.

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