Great experience in learning and connecting with special needs population.
Pros: i enjoyed working with this population and we had fun in our activities.
Cons: management changes left gaps in communication and i felt there were safety issues.
I had to carry a very heavy oxygen tank on my right shoulder every time my high school student had to be transported to the bathroom ,other parts of the building, on a field trip or on the bus. I had to steady my client as well when walking or getting her out of her chair. I appealed to the management and the nurse raising a saftey issue and it was not dealt with. Ultimately, when I had the tank on I was left alone when I should not have been .My client fell to the floor and I fell ahead of her to break her fall lest she receive an injury. I had to leave the job because of a frozen shoulder and other injuries. This could have been prevented by repacing the heavy oxygen tank for a lighter one and having the teacher and other assistant remaining together as a class.