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36. The Instant Gratification of Information

With the access to the World Wide Web and all the information that comes with it one would think that parents would be able to find what they need.  It is interesting to note the contrast coming from the perspective … 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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22. And Off He Went … To College!

We had survived middle school relatively unscathed.  He had those fresh out of college teachers who were excited about their profession and so eager to teach.  My son really benefited from being there.  He entered high school continuing on with … Continue reading

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8. Denial of Least Restrictive Environment

My first attempt at filing a state complaint was to try to find a way to get my son returned to his neighborhood school. (http://nichcy.org/schoolage/disputes/statecomplaint#summary)  His placement in the special school program was in a self-contained classroom. When he finally … 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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