Daveed Diggs, “Wonder” Teacher: Teaching Children with Special Needs

Daveed Diggs on Life, Education, and Empathy

Turn on your television, or follow social media, and you’ll see the name Daveed Diggs. Whether he’s rapping alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda and winning a Tony Award for the Broadway smash Hamilton, or turning up in supporting roles in Blackish and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Diggs is everywhere, and now he’s adding the big screen to his ever-expanding resume. Last month, Diggs made his feature debut as Mr. Browne, a supportive school teacher, in the box office hit, Wonder. The movie follows a fifth-grader with facial differences as he enters the mainstream public school system and makes friends for the very first time.   (more…)

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The ARC Tank: Teaching Children with Special Needs

ONEder’s partner, The Arc of Northern Virginia, is a finalist in The Arc Tank! Thanks to a donation from Steven P. Rosenthal, the Northeast Arc and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation are running the inaugural Arc Tank competition. Ideas that are deemed to be the most innovative and impactful for people with disabilities and their families will be awarded up to $200,000. We are proud to say that The Arc of Northern Virginia’s TravelMate curriculum, which is run on the ONEder platform, has been picked as a finalist in Arc Tank! (more…)

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