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A Unique Show and Tell for School

HiA19_Nickhelps_txtA sample page of Helping in Action, an adventure based on Nick helping a baby lion in Africa, where he grew up.

Classroom visit by Nick Roussos

Classroom visit by Nick Roussos

Attention teachers and students!  Did you know that October is Disability Awareness month?  We invite you to schedule Nick come to your class and read his 40 page adventure, Helping in Action (using his communication device).  We would love to “help” Nick visit your classroom this fall.  He has something for all grade levels including:

  • Story Time, with Nick reading his children’s adventure story, Helping in Action.
  • Disability Awareness presentation we call Walk in My Shoes, including riding and pushing a wheelchair in an obstacle course, and trying a communication device to talk.
  • A motivational talk about not giving up called, Why Try.
  • Using respectful language in a presentation called Spread the Word to End the Word.
  • Partner with PTO organizations for a fundraiser, with a portion of the sales going to your school.

You may contact Nick via email at nick@totalspeed.com or call 970-342-8338, to schedule a visit.

See you soon,
Nick and his assistants Sue and Audrey

Awesome Advocate – Cathy Olmsted

Awesome Advocate - Cathy Olmsted

Cathy Olmsted, a 2nd grade teacher and friend of Nick Roussos teaches at University School in Greeley, Colorado. She invited Nick to spend some time in her classroom, and he accepted without hesitation. The situation is a mutually beneficial relationship. Nick gets to help children with their learning, not only academic but also social and emotional development. Children get to know Nick, a man in a wheelchair who doesn’t speak but uses a communication device to talk. As they interact with him on a bi-monthly basis they learn to accept and benefit from seeing and working closely with someone very different than themselves. Nick, mostly dependent on others for his daily living, has the opportunity to help in an educational setting. He is the author of “Helping in Action”, soon to be released. This is his first book targeted for children and showing that anyone, anywhere can help if they put their mind to it! –Sue Kittel

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