School offers love and support to students with special needs
When Dr. John Althoff and his wife, Jamie, discovered that their unborn baby, Elise, had Down syndrome, Althoff began researching special education options near their home. Heartbreakingly, the Althoffs lost Elise a week before she was due.
But then, Althoff, a teacher at Divine Savior Academy, Doral, Fla., couldn’t get that research out of his head. He had discovered that south Florida lacked schools that could adequately serve children with behavioral and developmental needs. He believed that these children—and their parents—were slipping through the cracks, and he was determined to change that.
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As noted in WELS news briefs, a WELS Theology Curriculum Task Force began meeting in 2023. This is the first phase for the development of a new theology curriculum for WELS schools. Learn more in this video featuring Melanie Giddings, who is serving part time as the curriculum coordinator, organizing the work of the task force.