What I’ve Learned About Autism in My General Education Classroom

My Story, My Song

I don’t know what it’s like to be a parent of a child with autism. I can’t even pretend to try and explain the thoughts and emotions that parents of children with autism go through on a daily basis.

I can’t speak as an expert on autism. The only things I can speak to are lessons that I have learned from trial and error in my room. The thoughts I can share are the ones from me, the general education teacher.

I remember when I was about to enter my fourth year of teaching kindergarten. I finally felt like I knew a little bit about what I was doing! I felt like I had a grasp of what it meant to give students the foundation that they would build on throughout their entire school career. I was even referred to by a colleague as a “veteran” teacher, though I would hardly…

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