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Overcoming Barriers by Disabilities through the Nora Project

June 19, 2018

But for kids with disabilities, it's even easier to be left out. Now, a new program at one north suburban middle school is changing that, one friend at a time. CBS 2's Roseanne Tellez has the story of the Nora Project. A group of 4th graders greet their friend Fin with smiles and high fives. He and Conor are part of a project that connects children with mental and physical disabilities with buddies. In this case at Sunset Ridge Middle School in Northfield. Each encounter, like this bowling outing with Conor is a lesson in empathy. It all started with a simple request from Amanda Martinsen's cousin after she got news that her tiny baby Nora had suffered brain damage during surgery. Read More