Category Archives: Public School

34 Parents Have Impact at the Local Level!

Where does a parents’ voice for change have the greatest impact?  Washington?  No.  The State Capital?  No.  The answer lies in the community in which you live.  The local elected officials that represent you is the answer, your local school … Continue reading

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33. Invisible Disabilities

Perhaps one of the hardest things to get the public, general educators and, in some instances, parents to understand and accept are the disabilities that are not obvious.  Statistically ten percent of the population has an invisible disability.  (What Are Invisible Disabilities?) These invisible disabilities … Continue reading

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32. Letting Go. The Right to Independence.

Along with successes come mistakes, for that is how we learn.  It is difficult to understand good unless you have experienced bad, right without wrong.  This never happens with isolation and segregation that restricts and limits exposure to life.  It … Continue reading

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31. Paying It Forward …

Paying it forward…. “I do not pretend to give such a deed; I only lend it to you.  When you meet with another honest Man in similar Distress, you must pay me by lending this Sum to him; enjoining him to … Continue reading

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30. Why Advocating for Your Children Yourself is Always the Best Option.

Creating dependencies on others to do what all parents are capable of doing for themselves is such a disservice to families.   Is the person calling themselves a parent advocate   qualified to act on behalf of others? Everyone should be an … Continue reading

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28. Collaboration! It’s The Right Thing To Do!

Imagine an IEP meeting where everyone is in agreement.  A meeting where the only time money is mentioned is when the group thanks you for buying the snacks you brought with you.  Imagine a meeting where you feel good about … Continue reading

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27. Fathers As Advocates

I have always prided myself in the fact that from the very beginning I always tried to include all in my efforts to advocate – all disabilities, races, languages and genders.  I have seen the growth and inclusionary practice in … Continue reading

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