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I Love Working With Children With Special Needs

I first started working with children with special needs as a teenager. I worked as a volunteer on a respite camp for children with complex learning disabilities and I really enjoyed it!

Later on, I worked as a teaching assistant in a school for children with emotional, social and behaviour difficulties. It was the best job in my life! I am now about to start working as a TA again, this time in a school for children with autism. At the moment, I help out on a summer playscheme for children with complex needs (severe physical and learning disabilities) and autism.

I find it so fulfilling, it's amazing to help those children and build a trusting, working relationship with them.

DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 14 Responses Aug 18, 2009

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Me too . Been doing it since 1995 . Most of my experience are with the public school system.

I love to work with special needs kids and recreation planning. I currently work in a small options home. I ws wondering if you could give me sny insight on where i could further my career

Where are you based?

The world is a better place with people like you in it. A lot of these kids go unnoticed or untended to so props to you for making a difference. It certainly is quite rewarding - I know this from personal experience :)

It is indeed! I really miss my little guys.

indeed some of the most rewarding teaching, hard but incredibly worthwhile

Yep. I it was my favourite job. I should never have left...

when im older i wont to work with kids with special needs. I decided i wonted to work with kids with special needs because i have a cousin at 5 who is down syndrom and i love him and spend alot of time with him.

This story is really sensitive to me!!!

I teach elementary and once had a class of 27 with two autistic children in there too. It was one of the best classes I've had the privilege of working with. The kids were vibrant and accepting of them, as only young children who grow up with differences can be. I had two full-time assistants working with me, loads of fun and I look back on the time as one of the best experiences in my career.

Thanks... I love my job, wouldn't change for the world!

You have to be a special kind of person to do that. I really admire you.

The world needs more people like you :) I have an autistic son, six years old this summer, who would have been completely swept under the carpet at school were it not for my constant badgering and his angel of an educational assistant. <br />
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The people put in place to support my son are some of the best people I've ever met. Hats off to you, for helping out the ones who need it most. xo

as i am a sensitive person,wenever i help others , i feel so gr8.i luv to help .so,i am thinking of joining for the MSW course and be a social worker.guys,do any of u completed the course,i wann knw abt ur work and all.

Thank you Sugar :) I hope all is well with your niece. From working with autistic children I can tell you they are lovely people with amazing personalities. I hope your niece can blossom and be happy in life!<br />
Clem x

Hello new friend:-).....what a rewarding job to have! My brothers daughter is autistic, she will be 6 in March, it's so sad. May God bless you and the work that you do:-) Xo~sugar~Xo

You are truely a very special person and am so happy to hear that you enjoy being with those children that need you the most.