Tuesday, November 9, 2010

RGCCISD Plans Support Group for Parents of Autistic Children

RGCCISD Press Release
Rio Grande City CISD Special Education Programs staff under the direction of Mr. Joseph Ellert met with parents of Autistic Children to begin planning process for initializing a support group for parents and siblings of students with Autism.  The meeting was lead by Mrs. Josie Amador and was assisted by Mrs. Letiicia Lopez, Ms. Cathie LaGrange, Mrs. Ronnie Bazan, Mr. Al Mendez and other staff . Many parents were present and voiced their concerns and came up with many ideas to inform the general public on Autism.  Parents feel that with more information available people will understand the needs of this special group of children.

Parents also want to highlight the abilities of their children.  They talked about how some children are so proficient in computers, some are very artistic and many other great attributes that may go unnoticed by people because they cannot understand what Autism means.  Parents were extremely vocal on the needs of their children and have great enthusiasm in forming the support group assisted by the Special Education Department staff.  They envision that great things will come in the future and they are willing to work with the school and the community to promote understanding of Autism.  A meeting was scheduled for November 16, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the Special Education Meeting Room located between Building 6 and Building 4 in the Fort Ringgold Campus. An invitation is extended to anyone who has an Autistic Child or anyone interested in becoming a member of this support group to come to the meeting.  For more information please feel free to contact Mrs. Josie Amador at (956) 716-6820. (RGCCISD Photo).

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