Kids with Special Needs Find a Choir All Their Own at Butler University

    Lauren Southard has an ear for music and a heart for children. Both are on display in a practice room at Lilly Hall on the campus of Butler University, where Southard cajoles a group of Indianapolis Children’s Choir members through a series of songs, games and exercises on a Thursday night.

    The ICC’s Jubilate Choir is geared for children with special needs in grades 3 through 9. The half-dozen kids here on this night have a host of challenges, including autism and visual impairment, but they also share a sense of belonging in this classroom.

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