Monthly Archives: February 2017

Prom

As Director of Faith Inclusion Network, an organization that promotes inclusion and integration, I want to preface this story by addressing the important issue of “segregated” versus “integrated” events for people with disabilities or special needs.   I recognize that the Tim Tebow, “Night to Shine” Prom is promoted specifically as an event for people with special needs, therefore it is somewhat segregated by design.  The registered guests-teens with disabilities- are treated as “VIP’s”, getting special treatment, a buddy to hang out with and lots of attention. Some people do not want their loved ones with disabilities to be treated differently or “special”, and in many ways I agree with that.  But the Tim Tebow Foundation’s mission for this event is to “celebrate people with special needs”, https://www.timtebowfoundation.org/index.php/night-to-shine/ one that FIN shares as part of our vision to accept, include and celebrate all persons affected by disability in our faith communities. We …