Tech Student Speaks from the Heart About Autism



November 29, 2017

Tech Center Child Care Aide student Wesley Cancro, from Yorktown, gave students in the Child Development and Education class on the campus of PNW BOCES a first-hand account of the signs of autism and ways for future teachers to help students who are on the spectrum. Wesley’s account was particularly meaningful since he has autism.
 
“Wesley wanted to talk to the class about autism because he wanted to share his story on what was hard for him and to speak out for others who struggle with autism in their everyday lives,” said Tech Center teacher Melissa Davis.
 
“I am so incredibly proud of Wesley,” Davis said. “His presentation was extremely informative and moving.”
 
Alyssa Covelli, a senior in the Child Development class from Haldane, said, “Wes did a wonderful job. It was very brave of him to do—he is an amazing young man with a bright future.”
 
The Child Development and Education curriculum at The Tech Center covers child development from conception to adolescence, educational theory, classroom management, education law as well as the experience of running an on-site preschool two days a week.
 
Tech Center student Wesley Cancro speaks to the Child Development class at The Tech Center on the campus of PNW BOCES.