Food for Thought Friday: Going Global with Special Education Students

by Kristie Burk

Have you heard of Carly Fleischmann?  She is a 21-year old woman who was diagnosed with Autism as a child and recently started her own online show called ““Speechless with Carly Fleischmann.”  Fleischmann is unable to speak and communicates via technology. She went viral with her first live guest – none other than actor Channing Tatum! You can watch her interview here. [Warning: The video contains content that is not appropriate to share with students.]

Carly is proving that even an inability to speak cannot squash her dreams of becoming a “talk” show host.  And, thanks to the help of technology, she gave a killer interview.

Here is another great article from THE Journal called “5 Ways Teachers Are Opening Up the World to Special Education Through Technology” with some inspirational stories.

Some great food for thought: How we can help all children realize their dreams?

Have a great weekend!




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