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!