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Radford schools host Inclusion Day

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RADFORD (WSLS 10) - Tuesday was not a normal day for students in Radford city schools.

After about three years of planning, the entire division held an Inclusion Day. The day was designed to help all students understand what it is like to live with a disability.

Instead of regular lesson plans, kids learned about things like dyslexia or maneuvering wheelchairs. Some of the athletes participated in a wheelchair basketball game with a team from Charlottesville while hundreds of students watched.

Student organizer Aaron Miller said, "I just can't wait for them to have that moment where they get it for just a second, and when they'll stand up for each other because now they understand some of the difficulties that their fellow students are facing."

The goal is for this program to go beyond Radford and be a yearly part of schools across the country.