PLAN also talks about the contribution of being and defines it as
These are contributions made by a person’s presence. Many people with significant disabilities offer grace, caring, attentiveness, wonder, acceptance, silence, receptivity, compassion, inspiration, pleasure, gratitude, loyalty, and friendship. These gifts – often overlooked in our society – are critical to society’s well-being. In fact, they are a necessary antidote to ‘too much doing.’So... What if we authentically looked at community building instead of classroom management? Would people then see the students that I serve as assets rather than liabilities in this kind of classroom?