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  1. anewstart101

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    Aug 24, 2010

    I have a new job

    I will be a autism teacher for students 14-22 years old.

    These students have severe autism -- anglemens and cp

    the classroom is a well oiled machine it looks like

    I actually have two rooms

    One is my classroom where I have four students ---

    One is a sensory break room where I guess two of my students with autism spend most of their days

    It is a room devided into two rooms one for each

    I have six paraprofessionals and I am getting one more student.

    so 7 paras and 6 students oh my!!!

    What do I do????


    I am so excited and will be reading Teacheresk (SP) and zoom posts.


    It looks as though I will see how the program works and make modifications to it as needed.

    I am so happy!!!!!
     
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    Congrats on your new job. I have never heard of having more paras than students.

    I teach a class for grade k-12 with 10 students and 9 learning assistants. 5 students with autism and 5 with physical challenges (mostly CP).

    Odd that your two with Autism would spend that much time in their own little rooms.
     
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    I know that is what I am told. They do not spend really any part of the day in the main classroom.

    My kids do have APE and we do a lot of community outings.

    Two of my kids according to everyone spend their days in the

    sensory break room


    I will have to find out how to integrate them in the classroom at least

    for morning work or something.


    I have four with autism -- one with MR and one with a chromosonal abnormality.

    I should say I have four full time paras right now and two part time paras.

    and one opening.

    I think 2 of my students actually are 2 to 1

    I am going to take what the students are use to and gradually institute some changes.
     

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