I am a special ed assistant in a self contained classroom for students with autism. I have done this for 5 years and taken oodles of training and classes. i am on day 3 of a 3 day class right now that is by far the BEST information I have ever been taught. I am excited about going back into the classroom and applying what I have learned. We have a wonderful instructor right now who I admire tremendously. She has an adult brother with autism, she is an autism specialist with her masters degree. She has lived with it, worked with it for ever and is an amazing educator.
We have learned 1 thing that I love and that is nothing moves forward until we have calm. and pre-teaching calm....it is amazing I am so looking forward to being in the class and using these strategies.
Myhats off to all of you Moms because I may work with these kids 6 hours a day but that is nothing compared to living with them and raising them and loving them 24/7.