Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Still no teacher for Jessica

I met with an organization that is suppose to help us find an aid for Jessica. They don't have anyone, and don't think they can find anyone so specialized. It's funny, I felt like calling the meeting off. I just knew in my heart it wasn't the right organization to help us. I don't even know anything good or bad about this group, but I just felt a big no in my spirit. So I met them today and they told me no...they have no one who could work with Jessica. So we will keep looking after the vacation. I don't really expect to find someone until the fall. I figure anyone good is already working with someone until the end of the school year. If you know of someone who wants to be a part time private teacher to a 20 year old autistic young lady, (sorry but we need a women) then let me know. It will be part time, in the mornings. It would be a pretty good job for a mom that wants to be home with her kids in the afternoon. We live one minute away from the s bahn station. It takes just 15 minutes to get here from Heidelberg. Jessica can be very sweet and loving when you get to know her. She will be a little stressful at first. She is not very flexible, and resists change. She has autism, so I guess that’s to be expected. If we hire a person our self, without going through an organization, that person will get more money. So a private contact would be best for the teacher...they would get more money. We want someone who either knows how to do facilitated communication or is willing to train in FC. Our goal is to teach Jessica to communicate on an I pad. We want Jessica to be able to communicate with the I pad, and maybe even become a writer. "People seldom see the painful and halting steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved" Anne Sullivan

We are looking for an Anne Sullivan for our Jessica. A special teacher who can unlock her world!

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