Thursday, September 10, 2009

School Provides Special Attention to Students With Special Needs

HILLSBORO, Oregon -- A week before school started, Bryce Poehlitz was a little worried about the "fat hallways" as he toured South Meadows Middle School.
True, they are fatter than at his previous school, but it wasn't the size of the hallways that concerned Bryce. It was the number of students he predicted would fill them.
The 13-year-old doesn't like crowds, commotion and noise. When you've got autism, those things can be more than overwhelming.
The first day of school is nerve-wracking for most kids, but it's often especially tough on children with special needs.


  1. Transitions can be so difficult for students with disabilities. It is good to see Oregon special educators facilitating student success by supporting their big transitions. I am proud of their efforts!

    Thanks for sharing the link.

    --Larry Linebaugh at

  2. Larry,
    Thanks for your comments. Transition is extremely difficult and you have every reason to be proud of your state! Hopefully more states will follow Oregon's lead.