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  1. 1. “On the fifth day, which was a Sunday, it rained very hard. I like it when it rains hard. It sounds like white noise everywhere, which is like silence but not empty.” “People with Aspergers want contact with other people very much; were just pathetically clueless at it, thats all.” “Rushing toward her are all the letters of the alphabet. Each one moves in its own way, X cartwheeling over and over, C hopping forward, M and N marching stiff-legged and resolute.”
  2. 2. “What puzzled me was why I seemed to be sotroubled by all these irregularities and exceptions to major rules while others blithely marched ahead.” “I think youre the only person who gets me. When Im with you, the world doesnt feel like a problem I cant figure out. Please come to the dance, because youre my music.” “Hi. Im James Leeds. My signing is rusty so how many of you can read lips?”
  3. 3. “Yeah; well, I think thats a super philosophy, Sean. I mean, that way you could actually go through the rest of your life without ever really knowing anybody.” “C-H-A-R-L-I-E. C-H-A-R-L-I-E. Main man.”“I can remember the frustration of not being able to talk. I knew what I wanted to say, but I could not get the words out, so I would just scream.” “If you work with me, Ill help you say „f*** off‟ more clearly.”
  4. 4. “Stupid is as stupid does.”“Some folks has a lot of things around them that shines for other peoples. I think that maybe some of them was in tunnels. And in that tunnel, the only light they had, was inside of them. And then long after they escape that tunnel, they still be shining for everybody else.” “You know, like nunchuku skills, bow hunting skills, computer hacking skills... Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills.” “Everyone is born, but not everyone is born the same. Some will grow to be butchers, or bakers, or candlestick makers. Some will only be really good at making Jell-O salad. One way or another, though, every human being is unique, for better or for worse.”
  5. 5. bookcrossing (ˈbʊkˈkr ɒsɪŋ)(also BC, BCing or BXing)— nthe practice of deliberately leaving booksin places where they will be found andread by other people
  6. 6. The use of children’s literature is a way to sharepowerful examples of how we all may or may not relate to individual differences … If teachers are to effectively use children’s literature on disabilities to teach empathy, acceptance, and understanding of diversity, then it stands to reason that there should be instructional activities that are part of their professional teacher preparation program (Kurtts&Gavigan, 2008, p. 23).
  7. 7. 1. Register the BCID number on the website www.bookcrossing.com2. Provide your thoughts and ideas about the book or DVD on our blog by commenting in the forum OR by emailing specialisteaching@gmail.com3. Pass the book or DVD onto either a fellow specialist teaching student (at a whanau meeting or the nextcontact course or any other way you like!) OR pass it on to a centre, school or other environment in which you work.
  8. 8. Read and Release!