Elephants

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Intro to Communication Disorders

The Timeline of Sandy Slowik 2009-2019
2009: *Graduated Middle School (8th grade)
-with honors recognition, had dreams to be an early adolescent teacher for children with exceptionalities
-really interested in special education due to my background of having an autistic brother
*Already had the experience of a “poorly educated” special education teacher’s assistant under my belt:
-volunteered as a camp counselor in the summer camp program that my brother’s school (NSSA in Commack) has for one month, interacting and taking care of autistic children ages 4-6, that very summer
-have a lot of previous experience, besides being with my brother daily, because when my brother was diagnosed at the age of 2, my mother immediately became involved and educated herself, becoming a teacher’s assistant and working at my brother’s (old) school in Queens, QSAC.
2010: *Started high school
-My brother, Kevin, got epilepsy, which really impacted and changed my whole family’s lives.
-became even more involved with my brother’s school, which was a really incredible source of experience and connection for me
2011-2013: *Sophomore-Senior years of high school
Involved in: - Varsity Kickline team all four years
-Frequent blood donor
-Masquers Theater Department (2 plays and 3 musicals, as well as stage crew all 4 years)
-Hero Club (Anti-bullying club) Treasurer
2014: *Graduated high school, accepted into SUNY Cortland, major in special education and minor in psychology of children with exceptionalities
2015-2017: * Had the best years of her life studying and living at Cortland, getting my B.S in special education
2018: *Graduated Suny Cortland with a bachelors in Special Education, apply to some school closer to my family to get my Masters while hopefully getting a job either in NSSA or another school and working my way up…...

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