2020 RHFSP Difference Makers of the Year

Congratulations to Digby Elementary School teacher Aselin Ettinger! The Rick Hansen Foundation has recently announced their 2020 Difference Makers of the year and Digby’s Physical Education teacher, Aselin, was a recipient. In fact, she was the only winner from Atlantic Canada!

Aselin has been a longtime champion for inclusion at her school, securing approval for an adaptive phys-ed component and helping students with mobility and sensory challenges experience the joy of sport. In addition to facilitating skating time with sledges and a separate sensory skate for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who are averse to crowds, Aselin secured a grant for kick sleds, and brought all 375 students out to learn how to use them in a safe environment. Congrats again Aselin – we are so proud!