When the Frisco Public Library partnered with Frisco Independent School District’s special education program in fall of 2018, it was clear this partnership had a lot of potential to help kids with intellectual and developmental disabilities. During the 2018–19 school year, the Frisco Public Library welcomed seven high school students in the fall and eight in the spring to volunteer every other Wednesday afternoon. From going over schedules to sorting and labeling DVDs to cleaning tables and blocks, these teens were able to practice their life skills independently, which is a large part of their academic progress. The FISD and Frisco Library IDD program was slated continue, so if your student is interested, ask their ACCESS teacher to reach out to the library to set up a volunteering opportunity.
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