Intellectually disabled students work for their prom

Intellectually disabled students work for their prom

LAWRENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - While for many junior and senior prom is something they have to do before high school graduation, those with intellectual disabilities may not ever get the chance.

An adult education center for those with disabilities in Region 8 changed that Friday night.

Ryan Curry is a student at the Lawrence County Cooperative School in Portia and was really excited for prom.

"Thank you guys. I love you guys and I'll send pictures," Curry said.

Curry said being able to have the moment of a lifetime meant a lot to him.

All the students who wanted to go to prom had to raise money and Curry raised the most.

The staff rewarded his hard work and brought him to the before-prom dinner in style, in a limousine.

"Boogieing and dancing with the cousin lady who looks lovely tonight," he said when Region 8 News asked him what he was looking forward to.

He wasn't the only one though.

Many other students felt the same as Curry and said they were expecting a wonderful night.

The night started off with a dinner at 6 p.m. and then they were taken to the dance shortly before 7 p.m.

Most of the students who were at prom said this was their first time going to one and instead of feeling nervous, they enjoyed themselves.

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