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Teens Forgo In-Crowd Favoring Dates With Special Needs


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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a pair of high school girls ensured a night to remember for two classmates with disabilities.

Jordan Dyett and Ashley Brusett were looking for dates to the Sweetheart Ball at their Layton, Utah high school when Devin Register — who has special needs — told Dyett that he was sad that no one had asked him to the dance.

So, Dyett and Brusett decided to ask Register and his friend, Conner Enz, to be their dates for an evening of bowling, dinner and dancing last weekend.

“They’re so fun,” Brusett told KSTU, the Salt Lake City Fox affiliate, about the young men. “Like there’s nothing they ever worry about. They’re always laughing and having a good time, and you don’t have to worry about any of the same old high school drama. It’s just fun.”

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Comments (3 Responses)

  1. Tim says:

    How wonderful to see people with special needs being accepted just like everyone else! Every teenager should know the joys of high school. Having a disabilitiy should not matter one way or another.

  2. Emily says:

    As a person with a disability who struggled socially in high school, I think it’s really nice that these girls forwent the “in crowd” and made the guys’ night. It’s nice to feel accepted in that way!!!

  3. Janice Fisher says:

    At a time when all you here about is the negative thing about teenagers it is refreshing to see and here about the compassion of they two beautiful young ladies !

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