Wednesday, 10 February 2016

#WonderfulWednesday: An apology to my autistic students

I've started #WonderfulWednesday, where I take a break and share a wonderful post, meme, quote etc from my last week online.

An apology to my autistic students, by Someone's Mum is a wonderfully honest post about how having a son with autism has made this teacher understand that she didn't 'get it' before.  She was trained to manage "the perceived ‘symptoms’ of autism", but in her experience as a parent she discovered  how unprepared she actually was.

There is no doubt that having an autistic child changes your perceptions of many things. And then there is the realisation that all your knowledge is great, but really you only know one autistic child, or two or three depending on who you are or what you do. And I don't really know what it's like even when I try like in Gale winds and a low sun - is this what it is like for my autistic sons?

An apology to my autistic students captures such a realisation, I'd recommend it if you haven't read it already.

2 comments:

  1. You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
    See the link below for more info.

    #standing
    www.ufgop.org

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  2. Good vibes. Everyday, all day.
    imarksweb.net. God Bless :)

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