Written by Andrielle Figueroa Friday, 06 December 2013 10:49
Bautista also has been part of the first steps with a new program for the campus and Mission CISD, called Project Unity-Meet in the Middle— a project that is headed by Special Olympics Texas and designed to promote acceptance and inclusion amongst students with and without intellectual disabilities.
Diana Cremar, adapted PE teacher, brought the program idea to the campus and fellow teachers Kathy Howell and Maricela Munoz quickly came on as facilitators.
“It is about breaking down walls,” Howell said. “The students learn about tolerance, building friendships that perhaps they might not have had otherwise. They get to see that just because people are different, they can still be friends.”