Jennifer Franks is the parent of two boys. Her youngest, Jackson, has Down Syndrome. Recognizing that her son thrived in typical peer environments, she became skilled at working with teachers to include her son in the general education classroom. In this video, Jennifer shares how she realized that inclusion was more than Jackson having a place in the general education classroom and what it has been like to see Jackson become a part of the school community and change lives.
This video clip is adapted from a panel presentation on belonging that Jennifer participated in during the 2023 Prepping for PROGRESS event. View the full panel presentation to hear more from Jennifer at https://youtu.be/M00K67oMqGc.