November 5th, 2010

rco-2

Grade one and acceptance

Having described the various problems facing a Teacher who is attempting to integrate my son into her classroom -- and given his particular stim behaviour, I think it was actually harder than it could have been with slightly less disruptive ASD behaviours -- I want to now say that I think the flat-out most important thing that she did in the classroom was simply this:

She accepted my son, in his entirety, as who he was. She didn't condescend to him, and she didn't spend most of her time berating him; she didn't complain about him. She accepted that my son was simply…my son.
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