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21. It’s More Than a Job … It’s Who I Am

After my sons’ return to his neighborhood school and being provided the supports he needed in the regular education environment, (Supplementary Aids and Services) he flourished.  He was excelling academically and socially.  He was nominated by his school principal for … Continue reading

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9. Father to Father Support is Born

Our continued  pressure on the School Board had drawn the attention of the local media and several articles had appeared  in our local newspaper. The public disclosure brought out support from our community in trying to bring our  children  back. … Continue reading

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7. Finding a Lifeline

We began to meet as a small parent group and look at what options were available to us. We asked to be placed on the School Board agenda and went before our elected officials to state our case.  (http://mn.gov/mnddc/pipm/makingyourcase/index.html) I … Continue reading

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6. Welcome to Grassroots Parent Advocacy

When I walked into the IEP meeting, the first thing I noticed was that there were some new people in attendance.  One identified herself as the Special Education Director who was  there representing the school board.  (http://nichcy.org/schoolage/iep/team/representative)    There  seemed to … Continue reading

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5. Third Grade

My son was doing well as he entered into the third grade. He was an accepted part of hisclass, school and community. Yes he was the only student with hearing loss but he could read lips and with his residual … Continue reading

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