My name is Wilbur Hawke and I am a father of a son with a disability that is now grown, living independently, and a father himself. I have spent the last thirty years teaching other parents how to access the education system. I have also functioned in the capacity of parent liaison for our school district the last fourteen years. This gives me somewhat of a unique perspective from both sides of the table. Although those who know me would certainly agree that I am opinionated, this is my first attempt at blogging. I hope to share with you things that are useful and practically applicable based on my own personal experience.
I believe that parents and professionals working together provide the best outcomes for children and informed parents make the best choices for their families. You are not the first or the last. The best thing to do is to learn from those who have gone before you, duplicating the successes and avoiding the mistakes. My hope by writing this blog is that you would avoid the mistakes I made and perhaps gain a resource or two that will help you achieve success.
Thank you for taking the time to read,