Haylee Cohen ,
Working at my synagogue with my special needs child has been a wonderful experience so far. I find that as I am helping him, he is helping me just as much, if not more! He always loves to tell great stories which brighten up my Sunday mornings, and he helps me to become more patient and enjoy the little things which make him so happy, that I wouldn’t necessarily notice otherwise . He has a refreshingly positive view of the world, and his attitude motivates me to make every day a good one. In addition, teaching has given me more responsibility and has given me a role that I feel is of importance. So to put it simply, teaching him has taught ME!
In addition to all of the things that I have learned from my child, my favorite part of teaching him is getting to know him. He is always very funny and happy, and is just a really good kid. I love that I am involved in TAP this year because of all of the great experiences that I have had with my child.