A few years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Karen Gaffney, a young woman with Down syndrome who, with a team, swam the English Chanel. Her story is inspirational but more than the swimming is the HOW of the kind of woman Karen has become. Raised with high expectations by motivated and educated parents, Karen is now taking her story to others. Learn more about some of the direct benefits of a truly inclusive education and life at her site.
Karen is inspirational as a swimmer, but more remarkable as a learner and a teacher. She is a gifted guest speaker and will inspire your audience! In her own words, she will "Heighten awareness and raise expectations of students, counselors, educators and those in the medical profession of the capabilities of children with Down syndrome to learn, grow and contribute in an inclusive setting."