Cons: special education classroom within an elementary school setting
I was hired to teach a Communication Handicapped class of students within a regular elementary school. Since Princeton was a major hub of specialized schools for Autistic students, the children who were not accepted in those schools overflowed into Princeton Regional School District. The elementary school continued to operate under regular conditions which were not conducive to Autistic children, such as bells ringing for the change of every class period. Trying to assimilate the students into this structure ws the most difficult part of my job. The best part of the job is that the parents were very much engaged in their child's learning.