Melissa Elwood (b. 1975)-

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Melissa Elwood (b. 1975)-

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        Melissa Elwood is the older sister of Luke (b. 1977), and the daughter of Maureen and Rick Elwood. She and her family lived in Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia, where she also attended Atlantic View School. Melissa followed her parents in advocating for Luke’s inclusion at school. One record contains Melissa’s speech notes for a presentation on inclusive education. Another record is a draft to a book based off the Elwoods’ story written from the perspective of an older sister to a sibling with disabilities, taking direct inspiration from Melissa’s account of Luke’s journey.


        Halifax (Halifax County, N.S.)
        Cole Harbour (Halifax County, N.S.)
        Lawrencetown (Halifax County, N.S.)

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        Elwood Family (fl. 1977-2016) (fl. 1977-2016)

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        fl. 1977-2016

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        4th January, 2024


        • English



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          Acadia University Archives