My students are some of the happiest, positive people you will ever meet. They are young adults from Chicago who take the bus from all over the city to come to my school. They each have disabilities that qualify them for inclusion in my low incidence disability classroom. Low incidence disabilities are ones that are rare and happen infrequently, such as Autism or Down Syndrome.
It is true that their uniqueness is their strength.
One characteristic my students share is that they each develop their gifts to really impressive levels as they learn to overcome their disabilities. They inspire me every day and I hope you will consider supporting the great work we do together in my classroom.
This year is my first year in a classroom teaching students with Autism. Much of our work together is teaching students new words and ideas using pictures that they recognize and linking them to text. The students benefit from these activities most when they use markers and colors as they help the student nteract with the words and ideas in more vibrant and memorable ways.
I have also asked for folders to help us organize our work for our end of the year portfolios.
The students started with folders, but quickly they quickly filled them with work they are proud of. I am hoping that the folders and bankers boxes will help me make sure I capture all the great materials they are producing before sending them home at the end of the year.
I also asked for a stapler to replace one that broke when it fell off of table and a smart speaker I hope to use as a timer with the students.
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