Dumping Kids with IEPs into General Education Classrooms is not Inclusion

I left last year’s conference feeling confident that my child would be okay. That she would flourish there.

But Kindergarten conferences went differently.

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You can’t just volunteer for a class party and expect a good day when you are an autism mom

I helped kids make little ghosts with glue and cotton balls and they all followed directions and listened, even Ally. Several kids wanted me to know that Ally isn’t nice to them or her teacher and asked me why doesn’t she like anyone?

“Why is so mean?” a little girl wanted to know.

Normal Enough

Hopefully someday, she’ll be as confident as her mother. My goal is to give her the tools, not to chip away at her like a sculpture of some other kid I imagined she’d be.