May 13, 2012
Parents are responsible for searching out the most suitable programs for their special needs children whether it is in private, public or charter school. All special education facilities will generally offer specific services for a specific type of learning concern or special needs. Having been a parent of a special needs child who participated in several programs in the community, it is the responsibility of the parent to disclose all concerns, weigh out all options for their child's emotional, behavioral, social and academic needs and make an informed choice about what learning environment will best serve their child. Be sure that your child's learning issues best fit the focus and the mission of the therapy center, the tutoring program, or the public, private , or charter school. Sadly, we hear of many parents who are not completely satisfied because their child's learning needs did not match the program, or focus, and then they feel compelled to blame the public school, the teacher, the district, the therapist, or private school as the being at the heart of the issue. Parents- do your homework before you enter a relationship with any therapy center, school or program.
- submitted by a parent