A kid with #specialneeds bullied by a teacher.. Horrifying.
Lately, we have seen lots of stories about the mistreatment of kids with special needs by other. In this letter, a mother of a child with Autism, thanks the high school seniors for understanding and accepting her son.
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First words, an educational Ipad/Iphone app for preschool-age children has been downloaded over 1 million times.
This app has been very helpful for children with special needs.
“The FirstWords apps really let my son Leo shine,” says Shannon Des Roches Rosa, co-founder and editor of The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism. “
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Ashley Watt has a sister with Down Syndrome and a sister with epilepsy. After seeing how special her siblings are, she decided to become a Special Education teacher.
If you have a sibling with special needs, how have they inspired you?
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The best advocates for autism? How about children who have autism. In Colfax Upper Elementary School in Pittsburgh, Jon, who has Autism, had a chance to talk to his fellow classmates about what it means to live with Autism.
Full Story at PittsburghLive.com
There is some good news coming from WI. A bipartisan bill was recently introduced which would provide a scholarship for children with special needs to attend the school of their choice. Both public and private schools would be included.
Full Story at PRNewswire.com
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A study was done in South Australia, which showed that 62% of children with ASD were bullied in school.
Here is an example:
- An autistic boy who was beaten everyday as he walked to school by other students but did not tell his parents for months because he thought it was normal.
The study cited different methods to prevent bullying. Here are a couple:
- Education on ASD as a compulsory part of the curriculum
- Parents of non-autistic children being educated on ASD when their child reached kindergarten age, to reduce the level of ignorance on the disorder.
It seems like education is key.
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