Kiwanis Club proves interest in community

To the editor

   I want to publicly thank the men and women of the Hillsborough Kiwanis Club!
   Recently, I was approached by Jim Spano, president of the Hillsborough Kiwanis Club. He asked me to give a presentation to the members of his club on autism and the special education program Hillsborough Township provides for these children. At the conclusion of my presentation, Kiwanis Club members asked me what they could do to enhance our program.
   One of the items I mentioned was the benefits of having a digital camera in each classroom for children with autism. Because many of our students have speech and language problems, we use pictures from digital cameras to encourage and support language, for picture schedules, and to provide parents with visual images of classroom events.
   Last Thursday, I was invited back to a Kiwanis club meeting and was given a digital camera for my classroom.
   This is an incredibly valuable teaching tool that I am sure I will use almost daily.
   The men and women of the Hillsborough Kiwanis Club have demonstrated to me that not only are they interested in our community but they are generous with their time and dollars.

Thea Pallay
Teacher of children with autism
Woods Road School