Tracy Wagers has 18 years of experience working with students with learning disabilities and emotional and behavioral disorders. Her most recent position, as the Director of Humanex Academy in Colorado, gave her six years of in-depth experience serving middle and high school students on the autism spectrum. Her work at Humanex also included training students in anger management, appropriate social skills, conflict resolution, and life skills. Prior to serving as Director, Tracy taught English for nine years at Humanex, which gave her the opportunity to adapt curriculum and instruction along the entire continuum of learning abilities for students.
Tracy is a member of the American Educational Research Association and also a trained Love and Logic instructor. She is currently finishing her master’s degree in interdisciplinary studies at the University of Colorado at Denver. Her master’s degree focus has been on revitalizing creativity in American education which fits with her belief that the educational system should not be more important than the individual. Tracy is the mother of 7-month-old twins, a boy and a girl. She is also an artist in her free time.
Parents can support their teenager on the spectrum in many ways, but one that often gets overlooked is the support provided by helping school staff see your young adult as an individual.
The future creeps up on you when you’re busy doing other things. Deadlines and decisions come jumping at you just when you start to relax.
Last week, Cameron had an interview with the director of a postsecondary program we are considering. The interview was done via Skype.
Being a self-advocate in the autism community for the past several years has definitely had a few perks here and there.
Last night I had a dream that found me raging through my childhood home. For some reason, I was very angry with my family.
Every day I live with and struggle to compensate for my autism.
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