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February 1993


This daily correspondence between schools she attended and us gives you a glimpse of our daily life. Most parents of typical children do not communicate on daily basis with the teachers. This gives a reader an insight to how important daily communication is for a child with autism.

Kat has attended school since she was 3 years old. These are school notes that were result of correspondence with her parents and her teachers. We have made comments at a later date reflecting back on the impact of these events. Kats School Notes Index







2/1/93 Kat had a good weekend . She participated in a gymnastics show yesterday with very little assistance from me . She waited in line for her turn and sat through an 1/2 hour presentation .


2/1 Danuta -

You must have been very proud of her - 1 1/2 hrs . is long for ANYBODY ! ! !

J. was out today and Kat worked very well w/ Mrs . Cr. the sub . - she responded appropriately and had a good day in general

Danuta ,

Are we set for tutoring tomorrow? Est. has called an afterschool meeting ( 3 ock ) so I can't come until after . Does that still work or unless Thurs/4re be better this week ?


Danuta -

See you Thurs at 3:45 ( does Kat get home by then? Do you have any beginner piano books ?


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Kat get's home at 3:30 , 3:45 sounds great . yes we have some but I'm not sure if they are good .

See you later


Danuta -

Kat is doing super w/ cutting hearts ! Has she been doing any cutting at home?


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2/5 Danuta -

Are we set for a Valentine party on Thurs . ? We have Fri . off due to the long weekend .


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2/7 Kat can not make the respit weekend .

Dwn. has the valentine's day .

2/7 Finally got a new notebook . Kat will not be able to attend the respit weekend, we are having visitors from out of state . C. , D. is in charge of Valentine's Day .

Thanks , Danuta - I'll speak to her tonight . sorry Kat will miss Respite!



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2/9 Tom / Danuta

I'll be out this afternoon to a home visit & tutoring . Sorry to hear Kat will miss the weekend w/ us .

When is Kat's new OT time ? Is it Wed afternoon or after school ?



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2/10 C. was out today .

Thanks for the lovely gifts!

Enjoy the weekend !



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2/18 Kathy ,

We just realized that the " Hey Diddle . . . " song is not the version Kat knows. We thought Mary Had a little Lamb may be better . She also likes Jingle Bells .


PS Thanks for the Art Questions . I copied them


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2/21/93 Hi ,, I encosed easter sale brochures forPACT I would appreciate it if you could pass them to the other parents . I also enclosed two others if anyone else would like to buy some candy . Thank you .

Danuta Highet


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2/23/93 Today Kat came home with mud all over the back of her jacket . Please let me know how this happened .



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2/24 Tom -

Kat slid down a muddy slide yesterday _ unfortunately before one of the staff realized it was muddy ! Sorry about this -



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2/26 Dear Tom & Danuta

E.F. , our P . E . teacher asked today that Kat not wear her cowboy boots ( or bring sneakers) on our P . E . days - the gym floor is a special type which can be damaged by running in hard soles . Our P . E . days are Tues . , Weds . , & Fri . THANKS alot & have a goood weekend !


P . S . We'll miss Kat at respite !


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