Linking Special Education and the Main Stream World
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Saturday, February 20, 2010
Aimee Mullins - Redefining Disability
Hi Everyone, I have returned from visiting TahirihBushey at Autism Games. Tahirih is a speech and language pathologist who specialises in working with children with autism spectrum disorders. I visit her blog every time she posts because she is so inspiring. Tahirih's post for today was not about ASD. It included a link to a 22 minute video featuring Aimee Mullins, Olympic athlete and double amputee, speaking about re-defining the word 'disabled'. I will be showing the clip to everyone I know. I wonder if you will feel the same way once you have seen it. Be sure to drop in to visit Tahirih at Autism Games, to let her know what you thought of the video.
I am a special education teacher and autism teaching and learning coach, working in mainstream and special education settings in the Hume Region in Victoria Australia.
I am passionate about providing all children with the opportunity to lead enviable lives.
My goal is to share what ever I know about evidence based, best practice strategies and resources that promote positive and inclusive school environments.
I'd really like to read your thoughts too so feel free to leave a comment when you visit.