Before my grade 4 class had the Just Like You workshop, my student, Owen – a boy who has autism, had never ever been invited to a classmate’s birthday party. Following the presentation, when the kids learned that differences are good, Owen got invited to his first birthday party!
That was a big day for Owen, as he finally got to truly be accepted for who he was. Since then, he has been invited to 4 more parties, and kids are learning that even though he may do things a little differently than they may, he is just like them and wants to have friends and be included too.
Sandy Fletcher – Grade 4 Teacher
Ability Diverse Education Program Jana Hands