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BIOGRAPHY: 
Although I am housed at Fort Sam Houston, I support students with Visual Impairments and Assistive Technology needs at Lackland, Randolph Field and Fort Sam Houston through the Military School Districts' Cooperative (CO-OP). This is my 11th year with the Military Cooperative. I have been a Special Education Teacher for 24 years, a Teacher of the Visually Impaired for 22 years, a Certified Orientation and Mobility Instructor for 20 years and an Assistive Technology Specialist for 15 years. I am married and have two children; one son and one daughter. The passion for my work is directly related to my daughter and her own special needs. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to work with and support our military families by sharing my own experiences in raising a child with special needs. 
 
PERSONAL MESSAGE: 
My Schedule most weeks: 
Monday: Fort Sam Houston ISD 
Tuesday: Fort Sam Houston ISD 
Wednesday: Lackland ISD 
Thursday: Randolph Field ISD 
Friday: Fort Sam Houston ISD
 

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Picture of Inspiration Island

Beating the heat this summer just got a bit easier thanks to a Morgan’s Inspiration Island, a new and accessible water park. Opening June 17, Morgan’s Inspiration Island is an “ultra-accessible” water park in San Antonio, Texas.

The family-friendly attraction is the sister park to Morgan’s Wonderland — the first fully-accessible theme park. Like Morgan’s Wonderland, every part of the park is wheelchair accessible and waterproof wristbands with RFID technology are available for parents concerned about getting separated from their children.

“When Morgan’s Wonderland opened in spring 2010, we really didn’t know what to expect, but the park’s popularity has grown tremendously and encouraged us to add Morgan’s Inspiration Island,” Gordon Hartman, founder of The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation, which developed the park, said in a statement.  “Now, we’ll have two attractions like none other that everyone – regardless of ability or age – can enjoy.  Morgan’s Inspiration Island promises to give individuals with physical or cognitive special needs a place where they can splash and play without barriers.”

Both parks were named after and inspired by Hartman’s 23-year-old daughter, Morgan, who lives with a disability. The Foundation also operates The Academy at Morgan’s Wonderland, a school for students with disabilities. 

The water park has been under construction since 2015, with developers working to ensure the park’s safety and accessibility. “For the past three years, we’ve been collaborating with water park consultants from Texas, Arizona, Florida and Canada as well as local doctors, special needs therapists, special education teachers, parents and caregivers,” Hartman said. “We believe Morgan’s Inspiration Island will be tremendously popular because both children and adults in wheelchairs will be able to have fun in the South Texas sun.”

The park features a riverboat adventure ride, an eight-acre catch and release fishing lake and five tropical-themed water play areas. “Like Morgan’s Wonderland, Morgan’s Inspiration Island is not a special-needs park; it’s a park of inclusion,” Hartman added. “Both were designed with special-needs individuals in mind and built for everyone’s enjoyment.”

Parkgoers with powerchairs can also access the park’s waterproof wheelchairs, powered by compressed air, in addition to two other types of waterproof wheelchairs. Those with a disability visiting the park can enter free of charge. After its June 17 launch, the park will be open every day until Mid-August, switching to weekends-only for the remainder of the month through September.

According to Hartman, due to the park’s popularity, those interested in visiting the park should order tickets in advance online.

 
 
Picture of Morgan's Wonderland

Do you need something fun to do with your child with any type of disability? This is the place to go!

Mission Statement:

To provide a safe, clean and beautiful environment free of economic barriers that all individuals, regardless of age, special need or disability, can come to and enjoy.

Vision:

Our vision at Morgan’s Wonderland is to establish a special place where smiles and laughter make wonderful memories with family members, caregivers and friends. To build a place where the common element of play creates an atmosphere of inclusion for those with and without disabilities, encouraging and allowing everyone to gain a greater understanding of one another.

http://www.morganswonderland.com/