Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Autistic teacher praised for work with students

"I do believe the kids in my class are going to be capable of a lot of things," Harold said. "Just give us a chance, just because we learn differently doesn't mean we are less capable."
Price has Asperger's Syndrome.  Harold Price, did not have those types of services growing up.
Now, he teaches kids with developmental disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorder.  He struggled with social skills growing up but was exceptionally smart according to his mother who is also a teacher, Marie Price.
Pre-Kindergarten teacher at Veterans Park Academy for the Arts in Lehigh Acres, 33-year-old Harold Price, ...
"They just learn differently, they may need a couple extra seconds," Price said.
The need is growing in Lee County schools for Autism-related classrooms and teachers.
Next year the school district is adding four new programs for exceptional education services at Heights Elementary, Tortuga Preserve Elementary, Harns Marsh Middle, and Challenger Middle.

Listed below are other schools in Lee County that offer prohrams for autistic students.
  • Gateway Elementary
  • River Hall Elementary
  • Veterans Park Academy for the Arts
  • Tortuga Preserve Elementary
  • Trafalgar Elementary
  • Caloosa Elementary
  • Skyline Elementary
  • Hector Cafferata Elementary
  • Gulf Elementary
  • Villas Elementary
  • Heights Elementary
  • Rayma C. Page Elementary
  • San Carlos Elementary
  • Harns Marsh Middle
  • James Stephens International Academy
  • Trafalgar Middle
  • Diplomat Middle
  • Challenger Middle
  • P. L. Dunbar Middle
  • Three Oaks Middle
  • Lehigh Senior High
  • Fort Myers High
  • South Ft. Myers High
  • Cypress Lake High
  • Cape High
  • Island Coast High
Autistic teacher praised for work with students - ABC-7.com WZVN News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida

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