by Paul McKibben
At one Catholic school in Texas, the sole focus is on educating students with disabilities. The School Sisters of Notre Dame founded the Notre Dame School in 1963 with just 19 students.
The school, located in Dallas, TX, in the Diocese of Dallas, is expected to have almost eight times that many students for the 2015-2016 academic year. Students range in age from 8 to early 20s and have mild and moderate cognitive disabilities such as Down syndrome, autism, and mild mental retardation. The school is not part of a parish.