September 28, 2010
I met Ben about 30 years ago when I began teaching. We had Special Education in common. He with disabilities and I facing day to day teaching of regular 5th graders who needed more understanding for disabled children in our class, school and community. Ben was gracious to come to my classroom each year and talk to my students about the struggles he had in school. He answered any question they had about disabilities and his disability. He won them over with his wit and frank talk. He gave the students ideas for helping, connecting and seeing each other as equals. I still hear from students who remember "Benny" and his message of Good Will.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
having Ben talk to 5th grade students each year about disability awareness.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About once a year
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
MY ROLE:Professional with expertise in this field & I'm a retired Special Education Teacher and Elementary Ed Teacher.