I really wish the piece would be longer because what she said is exactly correct. No two kids are the same, so we can not work with them in the same way. They might have what appears to have the same behaviors but they will probably do those behaviors for different reasons. We need to work with the antecedents and consequences for that child and not just the behaviors.
“For example, she said:
Their abilities outweigh any disabilities.
Competence is presumed with the students.
Most students with autism do not have a cognitive impairment.
Students with autism are students first.”
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