Christian Ryan Sell, "Tin Man"'s Medical Website
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Christian Ryan Sell Born: December 29, 1991
Christian is a very engaging, very happy outgoing young man. He has an aura
about him that draws people to him. We often have perfect strangers come up to
us and comment about him. He loves music, school and HOCKEY! He loves to
entertain people and he feeds on being the center of attention and getting a good
laugh out everyone.
Christian just graduated from 8th grade at Barre Town Elementary School
(BTMES). This was his 2nd time in 8th grade -we held him back because he
was doing so well that we did not want to short circuit that by changing to the
high school with new staff and environment. Wow, did that turn out to be the
right decision! Christian maintained an A average in the classes he participated
in which included 8th grade language arts and 8th grade mathematics. At the
end of the year he received one of three wards in both math and language arts
for achieving high grades. He uses Facilitated Communication to assist in his
schooling. While controversial to some we have seen too many cases (first
hand) that we are believers and are working hard to help Christian succeed
using FC to further his education and life skills.
Christian has been at BTMES for 13 years, since he was 3. He attended two
preschool years and 2 Kindergarten years and then regular classes. Thanks to
mainstreaming Christian has been in regular classrooms his whole life and by
way of this has picked up so much. If it were not for the Special Education
system in VT. Christian would be stuck in the past.
Because of his mainstreaming Christian is fully accepted by all his peers as a
regular part of his class and is encouraged to participate and attend all activities
from Dances to Band to Talent shows. Check out the Photo Album link above.