>incident with her student, I had so many feelings going through my mind. The >most important one, however, was frustration with a minor hint of rage. > While a doctoral student at OSU, I had >the absolute pleasure of working with a little autistic boy who opened my >eyes, ears, and heart to this tragic disease. I, too, experienced the same >exact incident - numerous times - that you did in your classroom. However, >before working with him, I did take time to learn about autism, the unique >characteristics of this disease, and the common challenges that I might face >while working with him. One of those characteristics is self-pleasure.
So, I was prepared for this kind >of thing when it occured. On the other hand, I didn't look at Greg and say >"YIKES" and consider it a "funny story".
With inclusion becoming the norm, and as you experienced this numerous
times, I'm left wondering, how did you handle it? I understand your hint of
rage, but given the public nature of the classroom and the age of the boy,
what suggestions would you make for handling a situation like this?