DISD to Participate in 10th Annual March for Respect This Weekend

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As one of Dallas/ Fort Worth’s leading education organizations for students with disabilities, Duncanville ISD believes in teaching equality, respect, and kindheartedness.

This Saturday, March 31 we’re standing up and stepping out for our beliefs. The event is being held in Dallas’ West End, with activities beginning at 9AM and The March beginning at 11AM.

The district is bringing more than 100 participants to the tenth annual March for Respect. The March for Respect is a one mile walk through downtown Dallas created to show all Texans with developmental disabilities that they are not alone. That they can achieve and that there’s a whole city of people who care for them greatly.

“I just want to increase people’s awareness for others and for the students to have a good time. We are the same, yet different,” said teacher Krystal Morrow.

Started in 2008, Duncanville High School offers a Partners PE class, which pairs special needs athletes with general education partners. The school also just formed an inclusive cheerleading squad called the Duncanville Sparklers – only the fifth squad of its kind in the state of Texas. On Saturday, partners, athletes, and Sparklers, as well as their friends, family, and community members will come together to support Duncanville ISD’s special needs education.

For additional information visit the March for Respect website.