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Silent Disco

Kalli Nowitzke, Kellison Kohler

The SNAP (Students Need Accepting Peers) proposed the idea of including a Silent Disco VIP room (in the library) at the Homecoming dance for students with sensitivities and their peers. The Silent Disco would allow 50 students to listen to music of their choice at the volume of their choice.

Dexter has many amazing traditions that enhance the community. Homecoming is a tradition that brings the community together to celebrate being a Dreadnaught. Last year, for the first time, the SNAP students decided to participate in the Homecoming dance, took pictures at the park and ate at Aubrees. The Homecoming dance was fun, but difficult for many students with sensitivities and sensory needs. The Silent Disco would add an adaptation to the celebration and include people with more specific needs. This adaptation aligns with some of the inclusion lessons in the Statewide Autism Resources and Training and Unified curriculum in the Peer to Peer course. This also aligns with the self advocacy lessons in our Unique Learning System curriculum as students have reached out about making the dance more sensory friendly.

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