My Asperger Teaching Post

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Registered: 04-07-2002
My Asperger Teaching Post
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Thu, 04-01-2010 - 6:23am

I thought about it, and decided it would be a good idea to explain my post asking about Asperger teachers.

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Registered: 04-21-2008
Thu, 04-01-2010 - 7:54am

Hi Beth. :) I think you're talking about your post on the Autism board? This one? In that case it looks like you got some good feedback.

http://messageboards.ivillage.com/n/mb/message.asp?webtag=iv-ppautism&msg=21210.1&ctx=0

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Registered: 02-28-2008
Thu, 04-01-2010 - 11:49am

Thank you for your explanation. It's always interesting to hear from the other side. I"m sorry that you've experienced some discrimination. ASD is so misunderstood by the general public still, although there have been some small gains. Until it's better accepted, you may want to not disclose it, just as I would not disclose my chronic depression to just anyone.

I wish you well in your job search and future.

Andrea, mom to

Graham
Miles
Anson

Andrea, mom to

Graham
Miles
Anson
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Registered: 06-25-2003
Thu, 04-01-2010 - 1:08pm

I don't know if you read any of Donna Williams' books, but she trained as a teacher and some of her experiences are outlined therein; particularly in "Somebody somewhere" (Which I liked more than the first one)

Also, you may find if you you are interested and can train in Special Ed, that is ab overall more accepting field, for adults as well as kids.

-Paula

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-Paula

visit my blog at www.onesickmother.com
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 04-01-2010 - 11:25pm

Thank you for your post.

My ASD children are 14 and 16. My 14 yo son is a beautiful pianist and fantastic musician. I know he would love to teach music down the road. My 16 yo AS daugther volunteered in my class today and taught 3 spectrum kids a math lesson and did a fantastic job (better than some of my adult NT aides btw).

Both my ASD kids are great with children, particularly children with special needs. I can see both of them doing some sort of teaching but my guess is you are right about the parents. Hopefully by the time they are ready for such things the world will be more accepting. I know it is much more accepting already of young children with differences that it was when they were little just a few years ago so I am hopeful as they approach their adult years it will be as well.

Nice to hear your story though. Both my kids love music and it has been a blessing to both of them and I am a teacher as well so your story hits home.

At the tree Tunnel

APOV on Autism
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