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.
It’s been a couple of years since we’ve been having fun on this blog, talking about everything from reading opens up the world, to special needs kids and good study habits. It is my passion always to make everyone realize that kids are kids no matter what. I think I told you that I am a retired special education teacher. And I want you to know that I am now going to have an internet radio program beginning in November. I hope you guys and your parents get a chance to listen in from time to time. I mean you can even call in and ask questions of my guests and me and you all can also make comments. I want to hear from all of you, I really do.
“Say hello 2 the next radio host on WPJC 104.5 streaming live on the internet in November.”
Guess what else? My new book is coming out in November, 2016 it’s about Junior Rabbit and it’s entitled Junior Rabbit Learns About Christmas. You can get it in November on Amazon.com.
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.
Well, I was a special education teacher for many years; and I had a great time on the radio this past Saturday! I was interviewed by the renowned author Parker J. Cole on her broadcast show, “The Parker J. Cole Show”.
I shared with her about special needs and making room for all people in church and anywhere else for those children and adults with special needs and I let them know that they are people just like anyone else. You can listen to my interview with her by clicking the link below.
Until then, make sure you are having fun, keeping it simple by reading a book.