This is an excerpt from Working Mass Hero: Chris Hall, by Working Massachusetts.
A teacher at a school in Dorchester, Mass., is making art with students with autism—and his students are making impressive strides, thanks to his unique teaching gifts.
“Chris [Hall] brought something out of my child and out of our kids at the Lee School. He made the impossible possible,” said Liz Gomes. Her son, nine-year-old Mason, is one of Hall’s students. Non-verbal until the age of five, Mason deals with autism and ADHD.
Gomes said he’s a different child since taking class with “Mr. Chris,” as the students call him.
“Once he’s with Mr. Chris, he sits down and analyzes everything first, and takes his time,” said Gomes, who used to watch Mason struggle with projects. “Since he’s with Mr. Chris, his toys aren’t all scattered all over the house, he’s getting them in order.”
Read the rest of this article on Working Massachusetts, and check out the video in the post.