Miss Betty Wins Valley Autism Award

Christmas Photo 104From Sara Hilfiker
Betty Predmore of Miss Betty’s preschool was awarded this year’s Autism Angel from the Autism Support of Imperial County Organization.

She was nominated for her outstanding work and dedication to Steven Hilfiker as his preschool teacher and to all other children with or without disabilities.

 Miss Betty has an established preschool in Holtville and cares for children 1 to 5 years old.  She provides preschool learning to children in a loving Christian environment.  

Steven was diagnosed with Autism two years ago at the age of 2 1/2. Miss Betty has known him since infancy.  According to his family, Miss Betty has been an important part of his development, care, and transition into a child with high-function Autism.

He has learned many things in her care and will be attending a traditional classroom for kindergarten thanks to the academic and social skills Miss Betty has helped him develop.

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Many people assume autism is a disease. Is being left handed a disease? How about being good at math but bad at spelling. Autism is a spectrum. People on the left hand side of it function in most ways far above average. Those on the right, not so much.


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