All of the kids in Harold Price’s pre-kindergarten class have autism. Some say it helps that he does too.
Price, 33, who was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome as an adult has a special understanding of his students. Social skills were always tough for Price growing up and because of his personal experience he now knows how to give kids the time and the confidence boost they need to succeed, those who know him say.
Before leading his own class of youngsters, Price helped out his mom who is also a teacher at the Florida elementary school where they both work. Price’s mom said that her son is adept at waiting out his students — far longer than most teachers would — in order to give them a shot at showing what they know.
“I do believe the kids in my class are going to be capable of a lot of things,” Price told WBBH, the Fort Myers, Fla. NBC affiliate. “Just give us a chance, just because we learn differently doesn’t mean we are less capable.” To read more click here.