And that does seem to be part of the point, one that Rudy didn't seem to quite understand. Either that or Rudy's defining inclusion and community differently. My son is a part of the community; he volunteers at the local animal shelter, but on a day and time where he is sheltered because dealing with the public coming into the shelter or a large group of volunteers would tax his ability to function. It's difficult enough for him to interact with the few regular employees, even after a year. Rudy's idea of inclusion in community would seem to suggest that unless he did it at the busiest hour with the most people, he hasn't been included in community. Narrow definitions of inclusion and community don't work.
Another area of community inclusion that Bobby has are the Special Olympics, which are important to Bobby, and he trains most of the year in the three events he routinely participates in. He's thrilled with it. The days of the competitions, spaced one each quarter, participants come from around the Big Country and it's an all day affair, and a joyous event, and because there are volunteers from the community helping bring about the event, it is absolutely inclusion in the community.