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Some of my students are mostly nonverbal and can pretty much do the grade-level curriculum with some differentiation and modifications. These are the students who can read, but have difficulty showing what they know. They NEED visual answer choices and visuals all around in order to access the grade level curriculum. I knew these students could be successful in a general education classroom for short periods of time.

As a mother of a child diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, I see first hand how difficult simple daily tasks and routines can be at times. My son’s therapists have been working with him on different strategies to deal with sensory struggles and social situations at school and home. When he told me about them, it inspired me to ask him some questions to see what it’s really like for him on a daily basis…