Archive for July, 2013

I would like to thank Jodi Miller, Autism Response Team Coordinator for Autism Speaks!, who has agreed to add Slide-A-Round Math Manipulatives to their resource guide. As we all know, every student learns differently and deserves a quality education.  Students require a variety of strategies to learn rigorous Common Core Standards. With the addition of my manipulatives to their resource guide, parents, teachers, and administrators will have more choices to meet the needs of their students, especially the visual learners in all of our schools. I am looking forward to having a positive impact on all students’ education.

I had a very exciting correspondence with Arlene Gunderson, Gallaudet University Southwest Regional Center Director. After she reviewed my math manipulatives and other information, she offered to contact the other directors at Gallaudet Regional Centers in the United States about my manipulatives. My manipulatives are already helping students at the Georgia School for the Deaf and Jean Massieu School for the Deaf in Salt Lake City.  With Ms. Gunderson sharing my ideas with her colleagues, I am looking forward to helping several more students in all regions of the United States. At this time, I am scheduling trainings for the 2013-14 school year.  I hope to see you soon!

I would like to thank  Ann Hart, President of the Autism Society of Greater Austin for sharing my information with the members on the ASGA listerv. Because I am still in the classroom and live several hours away from Austin, Texas, I sincerely appreciate her help sharing my ideas with her colleagues. Hopefully, our correspondence and her time will benefit at least one student in her area.  I have a better idea….. Let’s go for helping more than 200!