Calling all individuals with autism and parents of children with autism!
Did you ever feel misunderstood? Constantly battling with your teachers? Wondering why they just didn’t understand you? Do you ever wish you could teach them something?
Well, you can! And it’s your time to be HEARD!
In honor of April being Autism Awareness Month, I am opening my blog to you! I want to hear your stories and share them with the world!
And I need your help!
You are the experts about autism!
Are you an autistic adult?
What do you wish your teachers understood about you and your behaviors? Do you have something that you couldn’t share then, but want to share now? It’s time!
Are you an adolescent with autism?
Do you wish that you could tell your teachers something about yourself, but can’t? What is it?
Are you a parent of a child with autism?
What do you want your child’s teacher to know about your child and their needs? What do you wish they knew?
Here’s the chance to be HEARD! I want to hear from you, the experts, what you wish your teachers knew about you (or your child) and autism?
I’m looking to feature a new story from an individual with autism each day in the month of April. And that could be you! Help me spread autism awareness and share ideas, tips and tricks that you wish your teacher knew about autism.
If you (or your child with autism) would like to participate, please send the following to me at firstname.lastname@example.org:
a description of you (or your child),
how autism affected your life at school,
and what you wish your teachers knew about autism.
Make your stories as long or as short as you want! It’s your time to be heard, so no holds barred!
Please send your stories along with a picture (optional) to me at email@example.com and I will post it on my website. I want to feature YOU!
I need your help in this project, and as the experts, I am hoping you will participate!
This guest post is by Trisha Katkin, a special education teacher in NH. She has her Master’s in Education and currently holds certificates in General Special Education, Learning Disabilities and Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities. She has been a guest speaker several times at the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability at their Behavioral Workshops and at the Summer Behavioral Summit. She has been featured on KerryMagro.com, The American Autism Association and GeekClubBooks. She is a crusader for students with autism and fights to spread awareness for teachers, parents, and advocates who need help. She writes a blog at TRISHAKATKIN.COM where her posts consist of actionable step-by-step advice and tips that can be implemented immediately.
Check her out on social media!
Facebook Group for Special Educators, Autism teachers Unite! https://www.facebook.com/groups/AutismTeachersUnite