Gilda Martinez is a full-time faculty member at Towson University where she prepares teachers getting their Master’s in Education-Reading in order for them to become Reading Specialists. Within the Master’s program the teachers take a Reading Clinic Internship course that Gilda thoroughly enjoys teaching because it involves assessing and providing individualized reading instruction to students of all ages and ability levels, including an increasingly larger number of students with autism.
Gilda has an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education-Science from the University of Maryland, an M.S. in Education-Reading from Johns Hopkins University, and a Doctorate in Education in Teacher Development and Leadership, also from Johns Hopkins University. In addition, she has ESOL and Administration certifications.
With April being Autism Awareness Month, everyone is getting into the spirit of helping out when it come to this cause.
I was recently asked to host a fundraiser for a nonprofit organization that provides employment services for adults with mental illness, addiction or autism.
If you’ve ever read a column I’ve written before, you probably know that I spend a great deal of time trying to figure out where my son will go and what he will do ...
I wanted to take some time in my column this week to commend the job being done by the Wall Street Journal in covering the topic of employment and autism.
One of the reasons I love spending time with Willie is his refreshing lack of pretense. I'm not good at polite deception, and neither is my brother.
There is an old stereotype associated with people on the autism spectrum which states that we lack feelings or, more specifically, have no empathy.
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