A severely autistic student was included in our class. As disruptive as she
was the children all grew to love her despite the screaming. (It was a trip).
When they finally got approval to send her to a more appropriate place we had
a going away party for her. We made her a texture board! ....She loved
feeling things...so she got right in there with the rest of my 5th graders
and felt things as they were gluing.... The children were so excited to
create something that they knew she would just love. Then we glued a picture
of our class on the back. She had a blast...and we did too! I will look
back on that day as one of my truly memorable and great days in art class.