My name’s Jimmy. I’m sure glad that you came to see me here at the Kids on the Block club. I am not the type of kid to have everyone know everything about me, but if you like I will tell you a little bit about something I struggle with in school, and a little bit about my disability if you like.
Ever since I started school, my teachers (along with my parents) have had me learning in the resource room, which you probably have at your school. The reason for me being in the resource room at school is because sometimes I have a hard time knowing when I am being rude or when I am disrupting the classroom. In the resource room I work with teachers who help me to set boundaries for myself, using a reward system.
Sometimes the other kids in my classroom and at my school have a hard time understanding why I act the way I do; for example, some days I feel happy and friendly, and other days I don’t want to talk to anyone, and I just want to be alone. There are also days when I feel very angry, but with the help of my parents and teachers I have learned ways to calm myself down.
When I’m not at school I love playing soccer and listening to music. I don’t have to worry about any one bugging me at home either, because I don’t have any brothers or sisters. I do try and help around the house doing chores, and I also try to help get supper started because my mom and dad work late sometimes.
Lucky for me, I have some awesome friends who know why I act the way that I do, and they are more than happy to help explain the reasons to others in my school, and classroom.