Growth and Opportunity adults and staff visit Schickler Elementary

Fifth graders at Schickler Elementary gather around to listen to a story read using Braille. The reader, Chris, is a former student at Schickler who is now involved with Growth & Opportunity, Inc., in Lapeer.

Several adults with special needs from Growth & Opportunity Inc., in Lapeer, paid a visit to Schickler Elementary on Thursday morning. During their stay, 5th grade LINKS students read with them and also received a hands-on lesson in the use of Braille. Chris, one of three G & O adults who actually went to Schickler as children, read to the students from a book in Braille and also showed them how to type using a Braille machine that is used in their literacy project.

The group also led the students through a couple practice runs using American Sign Language to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

Robert Schlund, husband of Laree Schlund, a teacher at Schickler, is a co-administrator at G & O.

Click here to see photos from the event.

Growth & Opportunity, Inc. is a private, non-profit corporation that has been serving individuals with disabilities in and around Lapeer County for over 50 years.  Growth & Opportunity, through its programs, can enhance your loved ones abilities to their optimal level in the areas of self-help, occupational, communication, socialization and most recently mobility and living skills.  You are welcome to come in for a tour to see for yourself firsthand how G&O positively influences those individuals they are lucky enough to be able to serve.

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