My names is James Bergeron from Minnesota. I am heard of hearing and have autism. I was picked for blowing at the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi. I am exited to represent for team USA.
I was born in early 70’s and I Remember having a school near my home but I wasn’t allowed to go their because they didn’t have any special ed class so I went to a school an hour away. When I was able to go the school near my home I was in the 4th grade. I was in the first special ed class at the school. We had two class rooms next to each other. It was from first to sixth grade in both classrooms. We ate breakfast and lunch in the rooms and when we did go out to recess we didn’t play with the other kids we was kept away from them. It felt like they was scared of us. We were segregated from the other kids. I am glad today kids with disabilities don’t have it like I did when I was a kid in school.