Why is integration important for kids with special needs:
"Our lives are shaped by experiences and this is no different for those with special needs — my role as a mother is to ensure that my son has exposure to all the wonderful things that any child would experience so he can learn, grow and develop to his full potential."
— Susan Bisaillon
I am delighted, but not surprised, to note that Giuliano Lombardi’s life inspired the formation of “Angels from Heaven Foundation”.
The Lombardi’s are great advocates and supporters of the children with special needs. By facilitating community outings they enhanced the quality of the programs for students in the Functional Life Skills classes at Emily Carr Secondary School. I believe that the “Angels from Heaven Foundation” will be able to reach out and improve the quality of the life of many more children with unique needs.
— Oommen George
Giuliano Lombardi lived a life full of laughter and love, and it is from this great spirit that the "Angels From Heaven" Foundation was inspired.
The Lombardi's have created this foundation because of their love for children with special needs, especially the students at Emily Carr S.S. They continue to advocate for our students' place in the community. Our hopes are that through this foundation we will create a better understanding of how special these kids really are, and how they ought to be treated.
The Lombardi's have built a strong bond with all of us at Emily Carr S.S., and we hope it will last a lifetime. Through this wonderful foundation, Giuliano's spirit, smiles, laughter and love will continue on brightening and bettering all our lives.
— Nancy Blunt, Jody Powers, Mary Horton and Harvey Vaters
Educational Assistants at Emily Carr Secondary School
The opportunities for the students from the Life Skills class at Emily Carr Secondary School to participate in community activities have been greatly enhanced through the support of the Angels from Heaven Foundation. These outings provide invaluable authentic experiences for students to use and develop the skills that have been practiced in the classroom setting. Additionally, our community members are enriched when witnessing the talents and gifts of youth with disabilities. I extend our sincere gratitude to Connie and Gino Lombardi for their unwavering devotion to our students.
— Victoria Campoli
Principal, Emily Carr Secondary School