Tales from a Special Ed Classroom

“I’M SO STUPID,” a wail disrupts the special education classroom I’m visiting.  It’s been relatively calm the last half hour, and I look over, surprised at the sudden outburst. The student in question has major behavioral issues, and has been in and out of the classroom all morning. He’s thrown temper tantrums reminiscent of aContinue reading “Tales from a Special Ed Classroom”

An Opportunity to Give

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! This is one of my favorite times of the year. Everyone just seems to be in better spirits: it’s the end of the semester, Christmas is coming, you get to see family, eat good food, listen to good music, etc. etc. It’s the time of year where we are thankful to beContinue reading “An Opportunity to Give”

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Well, I have not been very active on here lately. I’ll do a college post soon to catch everyone up on my adventures here, but for now, I’ll continue my Down Syndrome Awareness series that I’ve been doing on Facebook. In case you’ve missed some of those, October is Down Syndrome Awareness month and IContinue reading “Down Syndrome Awareness Month”

Achieve Camp

Last week, I had an incredible opportunity to go to Camp Bighorn in Montana to be with teens and adults with special needs. Over the course of the four-day camp, we took them through a ropes course, rock climbing, zip-lining, rafting, horse-back-riding, and swimming! We played games, made some crafts, and created lifetime memories. ThisContinue reading “Achieve Camp”