Autism Speaks better off listening – Kodiak Daily Mirror: Letters To Editor

KODIAK — I was happy to see in the April 26 edition of the Kodiak Daily Mirror that preschool teacher Amanda Sandford identifies “[initiating] interactions with autistic students, [negotiating] sharing activities between autistic students and other kids and helping them develop an understanding of other children” as goals for teaching autistic children in an inclusive classroom. As someone who attended Kodiak Island Borough School District schools K-12 with an undiagnosed case of what used to be called Asperger’s syndrome, I am immensely relieved that there is now help available for students that I never got. However, I am deeply suspicious of a recommendation made by Ms. Sandford’s fellow teacher, Calista Pruitt. I’m sure that Ms. Pruitt means well, but you would be hard pressed to find an autistic person who has anything good to say about Autism Speaks!

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