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Re: One kid with autism
Sat May 30, 2015 12:31

I've actually never heard that quote before but I really love it because it is so true - the spectrum of autism is incredibly broad. No two people diagnosed with ASD are the same. Thank you for sharing that quote!
I also think that the way you expressed aspirations to reach students with ASD was very well said. I agree that as educators we must always keep their greatest potential in mind and then reach for it and do whatever it takes to do so. This also ties in with Chris Varney's Ted talk. His mother continued to recognize his true potential, as did his good friends and teachers. Instead of accepting what the professionals told her about Chris, she decided to recognize his potential. She viewed his ASD as a beautiful gift, rather than a hindrance. And in doing so, she created a whole network of people who made him believe that he could achieve great things rather than being held back by a disorder. It's so important that we become part of each child's "I Can" Network and never forget their greatest potential so that we may strive to help them get there.

  • "One kid with autism" - Hayden Porter, Sat May 30 11:11
    You all have heard the quote "If you met one kid with autism, then you've met one kid with autism." I think that statement is so true, and was reiterated in this week's readings and videos. A child... more
    • Re: Hayden - Alexandria Spurrier, Sat May 30 19:51
      I really loved that quote and loved your opinion! I think this is something that many educators need to remember throughout their career. I know when looking at the 2 students in my classroom that... more
    • What a quote! - Allison Powers, Sat May 30 18:52
      I've never heard that quote before, but it's definitely true! When I think back about the students with autism that I have worked with I realize how different they all were. In fact, they really... more
    • Reply to Hayden - Hunter Hastings, Sat May 30 18:33
      I love that you stated the "If you met one kid with autism" quote. I agree that this is so important and we need to remind ourselves of this constantly. Not only for children with autism, but for all ... more
    • Reply to Hayden - Maggie Horne, Sat May 30 14:56
      Hayden, I brought this up to my group in discussion in relation to the "Analysis of Reading Skills in Individuals with Asperger Syndrome" article. It seemed to me like they were making an assumption... more
    • Re: One kid with autism - andersenal, Sat May 30 12:31
    • Response to Hayden - brownrf, Sat May 30 11:16
      That is definitely a great quote! Every child with ASD is so different. I think it is really important to remember as a teacher how different our students really are. I think it is going to be... more
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