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Sean Brown

Laurel Haverkamp ’20 plays a matching card game with a Buddies member.

Meet the buddies

Organized by Best Buddies president Laurel Haverkamp ‘20, the “Meet the Buddies” session focused on special education and allowing students in the special education program and the students who signed up for the session to interact. Haverkamp began the session by giving a presentation over the the history of the special education legislation in Iowa and the US.

“I talked a lot about how the disabilities rights movement affects special education rights legislation and its effects in the classroom,” said Haverkamp.

After Haverkamp had finished the presentation, students broke into groups to play board games and talk to the Buddies.

“I don’t think there were many negatives that could have been taken away from this session, so it was mostly positive,” said Haverkamp. “Getting to know the other people in the classroom just helps.”

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