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I'm CHRISTA JOY
Teacher. Mother. Wife.
I wasn’t supposed to be a teacher. I spent 8 years after high school pursing my dream of becoming a veterinarian. I graduated from North Carolina School of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. I then spent the next two years living my dream and working with all kinds of loved furry family members.Then, in 1997, my son was born. A short 20 months later, we realized something was not right. He was diagnosed with autism and my entire life changed. I left my beloved career and spent every waking minute learning all I could to try and “save” my son. Along the way, I developed a deep love for these special kids and their families and realized I wanted to spend the rest of my life helping them find their way and maximize their potential.

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It's so nice to provide a lesson that introduces my students to what other kids in the school are doing. Thanks for this resource!

Pamela M.

Special Needs for Special Kids
2016-12-14T21:10:56-05:00

Pamela M.

It's so nice to provide a lesson that introduces my students to what other kids in the school are doing. Thanks for this resource!
I used this unit as the foundation for my observation this year. It went great, and my supervisor loved it! There is a nice balance between adaptations and content, and my students really picked up the vocabulary well. Thank you!

Patricia G.

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2016-12-14T21:11:59-05:00

Patricia G.

I used this unit as the foundation for my observation this year. It went great, and my supervisor loved it! There is a nice balance between adaptations and content, and my students really picked up the vocabulary well. Thank you!
Great resource! Very specific story was helpful for school-aged kids. Thank you!

Claire A.

Special Needs for Special Kids
2019-12-29T13:37:33-05:00

Claire A.

Great resource! Very specific story was helpful for school-aged kids. Thank you!
Great resource for students with significant needs! I feel like I don't have to re-invent the wheel all the time!

Megan W.

Special Needs for Special Kids
2019-12-29T13:38:41-05:00

Megan W.

Great resource for students with significant needs! I feel like I don't have to re-invent the wheel all the time!
I've added yet another of your awesome units to my library! Thank you for an insightful, tactful handling of this issue.

Heather S.

Special Needs for Special Kids
2019-12-29T13:39:52-05:00

Heather S.

I've added yet another of your awesome units to my library! Thank you for an insightful, tactful handling of this issue.
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