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All Because of Carson

教育专业的悉尼·弗兰克最大的灵感来自她最好的朋友, who happens to be her little brother.
By: Marissa Carney
Sydney Frank

西德尼·弗兰克是你能遇到的最热情的人之一. That gusto extends to everything in her life, from college and classes, to volunteering, her part-time job, and her family. 在她努力实现职业目标的过程中,这一点对她很有帮助.

Frank is in her last semester at Penn State Altoona, studying elementary and early education with a minor in special education. She says she always knew she wanted to be a teacher, 但她对残疾儿童工作的热情要归功于她的弟弟, Carson.

Sydney and Carson Frank

Best buddies since birth: Sydney and Carson Frank

Credit: Sydney Frank

“From the day he was born, we immediately had this special bond, and we always did everything together.”

As a toddler, Carson was diagnosed with autism. 这可能会使兄弟姐妹的关系更加牢固. With every activity his parents engaged him in, his big sister was right there with him, participating or cheering him on.

Sydney and Carson at an Athletes Helping Athletes event

Sydney and Carson Frank at an Athletes Helping Athletes event

Credit: Sydney Frank

Over the last eighteen years, 悉尼曾给卡森的一些小学班级读过书,并观看他参加特奥会. 她和他一起参加了许多十大网投平台信誉排行榜阿尔图纳分校的“感性努力儿童学院”夏令营, 一个针对自闭症谱系障碍儿童的特殊暑期项目. 她看着他通过“梦想继续”组织的骑马治疗而茁壮成长,并成为欢乐谷海狸队的一员, 为有认知障碍或发育障碍的人而设的曲棍球队. Together, they take part in recreation activities with Arc of Blair County, 一个为任何形式的发展延迟的个人提供服务的组织. 最近,兄妹俩正在参加阿尔图纳社区剧院的《 Annie Jr.该项目将残疾儿童与导师配对,表演一场改编自音乐剧的演出.

“我喜欢和卡森一起做事的一个原因是,我喜欢看到他做自己喜欢的事情时脸上的喜悦. It really touches my heart to see him smiling and having fun. 这些都是我从他的角度看问题的好机会.”

Sydney and Carson at Carson’s high school graduation

Sydney and Carson at Carson’s high school graduation

Credit: Sydney Frank

西德尼也见证了卡森在主流学校的成长, special education, and life skills classes, feeding her passion for the profession.

“It's always been my dream to work with kids with disabilities, 但看到职业生涯的不同方面真的让我大开眼界——这不仅仅是一件笼统的事情. All his teachers were so wonderful to him, 我的主要愿望之一就是像那些在卡森的教育过程中帮助过他的人一样.”

西德尼接着说,她很高兴看到弟弟这些年的成长,从上学到生活技能再到课外活动. 她希望看到她未来的学生的成长,并感受到看到他们成功的骄傲和喜悦.

随着毕业的临近,她很容易回想起十大网投平台信誉排行榜阿尔图纳分校给她的一切. 悉尼说,她一直觉得自己得到了十大网投平台信誉排行榜阿尔图纳分校教授们的全力支持,她很感激自己在这所大学的经历.

我们是朋友学生组织给了她一个绝佳的机会. 会员有机会与18岁及以上接受布莱尔县Arc提供的服务的人建立友谊. 悉尼加入了俱乐部,并担任了一年的主席,但当卡森18岁时,她更喜欢这个俱乐部,并且能够参与其中.

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Credit: Sydney Frank

通过专业的实地体验,悉尼观察了一些特殊教育的教室,并与阿尔图纳学区的一位生命支持老师共度了时光. 她在贝尔伍德-安提斯学区的一个二年级教室完成了学前教育,现在在布莱尔县的春湾小学做全日制学生教学.

“通过学生教学,你真的被鼓励走出自己的舒适区. That’s when you grow and find your voice. I just fall in love with the kids, 这让过去的四年和这一切都值得.”

Sydney plans to pursue a master’s in special education, possibly online while simultaneously teaching.

哦,还有一个原因是她必须对她的十大网投平台信誉排行榜阿尔图纳之旅充满热情? 这让她认识了她的未婚夫马特,她是在欢迎周末的一次迎新活动中认识他的. The couple is planning a 2025 wedding.

卡森和西德尼,还有他们的父母和西德尼的未婚夫马特,她是在<a href='http://0nrs.unitedcourierservice.net'>十大网投平台信誉排行榜</a>阿尔图纳分校认识的. The group is at a therapeutic horseback riding event.

卡森和西德尼,还有他们的父母和西德尼的未婚夫马特,她是在十大网投平台信誉排行榜阿尔图纳分校认识的. The group is at a therapeutic horseback riding event.

Credit: Sydney Frank

但实际上,这一切都要归功于她的弟弟,他一直是她的支柱和灵感来源.

“说实话,如果没有卡森和他,我不知道我今天会在哪里. 我知道会有令人沮丧的日子,我会质疑我为什么在这里,为什么我要做这件事? And it's just all because of Carson.”