GRAFTON, Mass. — It has been said that children are the most vulnerable members of society. It can also be said that those with special needs, the ones who have learning disorders or a physical handicap, are in a class unto themselves.
Last year, a record 74 students and staff from Grafton's schools, plus members of the community and several out-of-district personnel were honored by those who elected them, for their efforts beyond the call of duty as aides, elected buddies who spend time with a classmate with autism, teachers who spend extra time to adapt lessons, and many others who ask for nothing in return.
Known as "Everyday Heroes," a celebration that applauds the efforts of those who make a difference for someone with special needs, will accept nominations for 2013 from now until March 22. Every person nominated is invited to the award ceremony which will be held on May 9 in the Grafton High School Auditorium.
This will be the fifth year for "Everyday Heroes," sponsored by the Special Education Parent Advisory Council. According to the nomination flier bus drivers, teachers, cafeteria workers, paraprofessionals, special needs teachers, those in support positions, students, and community employees have been nominated.
To learn more about the award ceremony, or to nominate someone, click on the attachment to this article.