Choosing a Featured User of the month is getting harder and harder. Again, we had some great nominations so thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate someone.
Our winner this month was nominated more than once. Congrats Miraca Ereshi!
Miraca has only been around since April 2012, but already her presence has been felt. Let’s meet Miraca who is a Top Contributor in Special Education.
“My name is Miraca Ereshi and I am from Savannah, Georgia. Back when I lived in Savannah, I used to visit a park called “Forsythe Park Fountain” where I would make wishes about my grandmother becoming healthier during her significant battle with cancer. I would throw pennies in the wishing well.”
“I have dyscalculia (a math learning disability). I had a significant academic delay in mathematics. I was accused of being lazy and not dependent enough to accept the help I was getting, which wasn’t true. I was getting straight U’s in mathematics all my life until my parents finally decided to seek help for my math differences.”
“I got evaluated and was diagnosed with Dyscalculia. Dyscalculia is very similar to “math dyslexia” except they visualize numbers a little different and more significant than dyslexia. So then a special education teacher accommodated me for two straight years in Algebra and Geometry. I couldn’t even tell time until the end of 10th grade.”
“My parents made me count everything. I had to count how much cereal (which sounds silly but helped a lot), count buttons on my cable remote, and I had to calculate prices when going to the store. At the end of 10th grade, I improved. My counting skills have gotten better, but I still have Dyscalculia and continue to battle with it.”
“I am now in college majoring in special education and psychology. I have a high functioning autistic cousin, which is how I gained interest in the special education field. I also volunteered in a deaf and hard of hearing classroom at the ages of 15-16, where they also taught me plenty of sign language. I have worked with autistic children at Wisconsin Easter Seals for a summer.”
“Autism is such a broad spectrum, where it covers people from the non-verbal level to high functioning. A person could be severely disabled or very high functioning. They have such unique abilities. Many people with Autism might find it hard to make small talk, but that’s a blessing and a curse. The blessing is the way they give detailed information about their obsessive topics is so unique. They could focus on something for more than two hours without being distracted. Us neurotypicals can’t even do that. That’s why sometimes I wish that I had the obsessive qualities of people with autism.”
“People with autism have neurological differences, were there’s differences in social development. That’s a curse, but can be a gift. I teach individuals on Yahoo Answers! about their disabilities and how to cope with it. I tell them to make the best out of it. It’s not easy, but everyone has their differences in life. You just have to accept the help your receiving and try to gain the appropriate coping skills. I just love topics about autism. I could go on and on about autism.”
Yahoo! Answers and Miraca
“Yahoo! Answers has taught me to take criticism wherever I go. There are times were users would thumb my answers down and I would get upset. I have learned that there will always be disagreements. That’s one advantage of being on Yahoo! Answers. There would be some users who would email me rude messages because they hated the answer I gave. I have learned not to comment on other users questions if they can’t take constructive criticism.”
“I love everyone on Yahoo Answers. And it has been a great experience so far. I want to thank everyone for the support in reaching out to the community.”
“I hope to become a teacher or a psychiatrist for special needs individuals. I am a huge advocate for special education.”
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