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Day 7: Stories of our students

Posted on December 07, 2014 in News

I am a huge fan of biographies and autobiographies. I cannot remember the last time I did not have one sitting on my bedside table. I am always interested in books about people with disabilities (e.g., Moving Violations), family stories (e.g., Train Go Sorry), parent perspectives (e.g., A Slant of Sun) and teacher accounts (e.g., Jamie: A Literacy Story). Therefore, when people ask me what to read to prepare to teach a student with an identified need, I often suggest that they read professional literature later and start with a great biography or autobiography. I could never list all of my favorites in one place, so I will just encourage you to search for popular books by audience, topic or area of need/disability. For starters, you can check out some of the autism autobiographies here on my Pinterest page. Happy reading!

Have favorites of your own? Feel free to share in the comments section.

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