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A TOUCH OF UNDERSTANDING INC
May 18, 2011

I was one of the first students to have participated in ATOU's presentations many years ago! I was a 2nd grader at the time and remember being so intrigued and interested by the presentation I watched. They opened my eyes to things I had never thought about before. Now, many years later, I have come to appreciate ATOU even more. In fact, I have become a special education teacher and wholeheartedly support their mission to spread awareness and empathy about individuals with disabilities. I am so impressed with the work ATOU does. I have volunteered for ATOU and have watched their team present to local elementary schools. They reach students in ways that are deeply meaningful. During the entire presentation, students are engaged, enthusiastic, and curious. Students absolutely love their presentations! I believe many students leave these presentations possessing a deeper understanding and compassion for people with disabilities. What makes ATOU so special is the team that runs it. Every staff member you meet is positive, kind, and generous. Their warmth is infectious and rubs off on every person they teach. I think ATOU’s mission is so important in today’s schools. With a rise in bullying and student depression, I believe it is essential to educate our students about individual differences, promote acceptance of all, and spread compassion for all people. I think ATOU does such a wonderful job doing just this. I hope all schools have the opportunity to share ATOU with their students!

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I participated as a student myself in ATOU's presenations many years ago. I have also volunteered with ATOU and have seen the impact they make on the students they teach. It is truly amazing!

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I hope ATOU can expand and reach schools outside of the loacal area! All schools can benefit from ATOU's mission.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Volunteered at school presentations, helped with a research project for ATOU.

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