Episode 14: Autism Awareness Month: Spread Awareness and Acceptance
April is Autism Awareness Month and Natomas Unified is spreading awareness and acceptance! In this episode, host Kay Recede, Communications and Family Engagement Coordinator, speaks with Melissa Moore, a Community Advisory Committee member, and whose 10-year-old son, Eli, is on the spectrum and Sarah Wheelock, an NUSD Special Education Preschool teacher.
The two share their experiences with educating students who are on the spectrum. How spreading awareness begins with acceptance; the acceptance that everyone is different and that’s ok; meeting students where they’re at, learning their take on the world is a bit different and that gives insight into who these students are; and learning that communication is more than just words.
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