Last year, we had the privilege of talking to students, teachers, and families across the country in Room to Run. They shared stories of life-changing classrooms where great teachers honor students’ aspirations for the future and provide challenging, inspiring lessons every day. As we recognize Autism Awareness Month and the crucial work of special education educators and advocates, we return to one of those stories —that of Theresa Trowbridge, and her mother.
At two and a half, Theresa—who was non-verbal at the time—was diagnosed on the autism spectrum. Today, as an exuberant first grader, the little girl who three years ago wasn’t saying much more than “mom,” “dad,” and “juice” is considered on par with her peers, thanks to the help of a great teacher and a supportive school.
Click to listen to Theresa's mother tell her story.
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