Hello! My name is Kristen, and I am an elementary teacher from Ontario. This is my fifth year teaching, but my first year teaching a congregated special education class. I teach a Developmental Education: Medically Fragile class with the help of three Educational Assistants, where my eight students all have significant physical and intellectual disabilities. All of my students use wheelchairs to travel to and from school, but three of them use walkers as well. Only one of my students can speak in sentences, another can use a small repertoire of signs, and another is working on saying “Hi”, and can communicate consistently through tapping. They are a unique bunch, that’s for sure!