"My name is Margo, what's yours?" He responded with, "XXXX. I love you." He proceeded to hug my leg and then was lead away to complete his next task. How do you beat that for a first day one the job? It was just what I needed to feel welcome.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
I started my new job today. I am now an Autism Specialist for Stanislaus County Office of Education. I still prefer to go by the title behavior analyst or behaviorist, but my official title is AS for SCOE. The coworkers I met today all seem to be approachable and supportive. I've been given lots of material to research and study to prepare myself for the start of the school year in August. Surprisingly, I miss research! I never thought I'd say that after completing my thesis, but I really do miss learning new things. I'm so excited to start this position- and apparently, the kids are excited that I've started the position too. In the first classroom I visited I had a darling little guy of about four come up to me and ask, "What's your name?" To which I replied,