I love this picture because it shows a little kid, laughing and very happy. She’s excited about her life, even though she is in a wheelchair. That’s great isn’t it. Just like you and me she likes reading, video games, her own cell phone, ice cream, the movies, sports and more. I am sure she likes to have a couple of really good friends to sit at lunch with her in the lunch room and call her and just to have fun with.
In fact we all like those things. So, the next time while you’re in school or at the mall or outside playing or even at the community swimming pool and you see a special child, whether in a wheel chair or walking with braces on his or her legs or maybe even unable to communicate regular, like we know it, think to yourself: “Hey, there’s someone who might be a really good friend to me and I can be a really good friend to him or her.”
Let me tell you, special friends are the best. Talk to you later.
Well guys, it has been such a whirlwind of events and activities for me. But we are almost four whole weeks into the new year and I am so glad!
Got a few questions:
Have you continued to read and visit the library?
Have you become a true friend to a special needs student at your school?
Is your GPA – grade point average a “B” or better?
Are you reading to your little brother, sister, cousin, niece or nephew?
You gotta keep reading if you want to open up the world for yourself.
Special needs kids are just people like you and me. They love friends and laughing just like you do. Please sit with them in class and even at lunch.
It doesn’t make any sense to go to school, do class work, have homework, projects, presentations and do speeches to get any grade below a “B”. You were made by God, and a “C” is just average. Blah! You are so much more than average!
If you read to the little kids in your life, you’ll help them to learn to read better and you’ll see that they, too, will be lovers of books.
So guys, remember that I am rooting for you. I want to hear from you, too. Besides my own books, here are a couple of book to read to kids. Talk to you later.
Remember a few blog posts back when I said that I wanted you to do good in school and befriend a special needs classmate or student at your schools? Well, if you are able with Mom and or Dad to join me tonight at 8:00 p.m. you’ll hear me interview a very special couple who I know personally. They are Semaj and Shatara Coleman, my son and daughter-in-law as they discuss raising an autistic child. So, I sure hope that you can all join me tonight on the show. Feel free to call in and comment, too.
Whatever you do, please befriend a special needs classmate or student at your school. They are the best friends you can have and they will love being your friend, too.
I am always talking to you about how wonderful it is to read, because reading opens up the world to you. I became a business woman for many years, then I was a special needs teacher for a lot of years. Well, between me and you, special need is my passion. I want as many as I can reach to know that special needs means inclusion, not exclusion.
I want to share with you that tonight, Friday, November 4, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. EST I will have my debut internet radio show on PJC Media Broadcasting. I will have as my guest host, Tammy Morris of Autism Alliance of Michigan. Join me and be live with us as we discuss this very important and often overlooked topic of Autism.
Please don’t ever stop reading and learning and discovering. You will be so glad that you continued getting good grades in school and you’ll realize that without it you may not have seen your dreams come true. I look forward to being happy with you, too, about your dreams coming true. I hope you join me tonight.
Well, it’s been a real fun Summer for me and I know it’s been a real fun Summer for you, too. Now the fall season is coming and with it comes back to school. Are you excited to get back to school? I sure hope so. You’ll see some of your friends that you’ve missed over the Summer and you’ll meet new friends. That’s great.
I have one thing that I want each of you to do this school semester. I want you to do it on purpose, too. Make friends with a special needs student at your school. Just like you laugh and talk with your other friends, laugh and talk with someone who is special needs.Sit at lunch with that student, too. Be a good friend to that student. Call them on the phone, go to their birthday parties, visit them, and let them visit you just like everyone else. You’ll have gained a new friend and possibly a friend for life. So, now that you have your assignment from me, get in school and excel. I know you can! Talk to you later.
I don’t know if I ever told you that I am a retired Special Education Teacher. It was a wonderful career for me and I still remember many of my students.
I am going to talk about special needs kids for a little while because I think that knowing about our special friends will let you know that they really need special friends just like you.
Guess what I see in this picture—a little girl with a beautiful smile laughing. She has on a pretty pink visor, and that means that her family loves and cares for her, just like your family loves and cares for you. The only difference is that she is in a wheelchair and can’t walk. So that means she needs a little extra help regularly. She is just like you and me except she can’t walk. Guess what? She loves her friends, too. You probably have a friend that also needs a little extra help. Be a special friend to someone who has special needs. Talk to you later.
I have something that is on my mind and I want to tell you how I feel. But first, look at the picture here of people who are really special:
I consider the subject of those persons in our population who have special needs, very important.
Just because a person has a particular disability doesn’t mean that they can’t contribute something to society. It also doesn’t mean that it should be “open season” for them to be bullied, talked about negatively, or laughed at. If we see someone engaging in these types of negative behaviors toward a person with special needs, we should step up and do what we can to end the abuse because whether we believe it or not, the rest of us are just one car accident away from becoming handicapped, too.
We should put ourselves in the other person’s shoes and ask ourselves if we would want anyone to make fun of us or bully us.
God loves ALL of us and He made us all different. All our fingerprints are different, but God loves us ALL the same.