Dumping students with IEPs into general education classrooms without considering an approach like UDL is like hosting a pizza party and only serving potato chips.
Almost every time that I have ignored a negative behavior and prompted a student or a customer to the desired outcome — I have received an apology without ever asking for one.
I left last year’s conference feeling confident that my child would be okay. That she would flourish there.
But Kindergarten conferences went differently.
But since Kindergarten started, I realized that maybe I approached this wrong. It isn’t going so well and it feels like we are starting all over again as I watch two years of progress fade away into darkness.
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.
I overheard two parents complaining about the associated costs to their district to send a child with a disability to an out of district school. They were obviously involved with their local board of education. And they clearly didn’t realize they were in the company of a special needs mom. Why should a child who … Continue reading A Typical Child Wants, a Special Education Student Needs
My blog has become dedicated to advocating for children on the autism spectrum. In my experience, the biggest source of discrimination against my child has been at private daycare centers.
Some of my long term followers remember what the past year has been like. Between our final childcare expulsion, my daughter being left on a major highway by the bus company, and me leaving my previous job– it was extreme stress. Well, what I did not share was that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) … Continue reading Superintendent’s Response to my preschooler left on highway
10 things to remember after April
As of now, I only tell people on a need-to-know basis. But I am second guessing this decision