In Dublin, a One-of-a-Kind Campus for Developmentally Disabled

DUBLIN — Charlene Sigman can remember second grade, when a classmate was “the loudest, most obnoxious kid” and no child wanted to be his friend. “He was off the chain, but he interested me,” she said. “I was the first to sit with him at lunch. I guess I was just like this from Day One.”

Today, Sigman is the force behind School of Imagination, a one-of-a-kind inclusionary preschool and kindergarten program that serves typically developing children and kids with autism, Down syndrome, speech delays and other developmental disabilities. Among the school’s many backers is Oakland A’s catcher Stephen Vogt. Read more.