I have been teaching kids with multiple disabilities in South Central Kansas for 14 years. I also work with a respite care organization. I received my B.S.Ed. from Pittsburg State University (go Gorillas!) and my M.S.Ed. in severe and profound multiple disabilities including dual sensory impairments from the University of Kansas (go Jayhawks!).
Every year we do novel studies in my classroom. We have read Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum, and Nim's Island and Fish whose authors I can't recall at the moment. Currently we are working our way through Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. After reading this post on Maggie World, however, I think I have found our next book. Out of My Mind is the story of an eleven-year-old girls who finally finds a voice everyone can hear. Sounds just about perfect to me.