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I have a 14 year old autistic teen and two little babies (ages 3 and 1). Parenting such diverse little gifts is such an honor and soooo eye opening! I have lived in several states in the US including Washington DC. I have had good and very, very bad experiences with educationally related issues and personnel. I have also had my fair share of dealing with the medical community as well. Advocating for those with special needs and those who provide the support is my passion. It does take a village to raise a special needs child. With every village comes a diverse pool of talent, ideas and perspectives, it is in this diversity that the answers for our children come. So it is only natural if I this is my belief that my biggest pet peeve is people who define everything in boxes and labels. Our children are not boxes, robots or labels. They are culmination of competing and intertwined possibilities and characteristics... Great educators are hard to find and great administration is near impossible. Look, look and keep on looking until you find the right fit of education, medicine and support. It IS possible, It IS out there...you just have to keep searching, believing and moving forward.
Post in: Halloween Preparation for a new student/parent in USA October 19, 2009
I agree with what has already been said. You really need to contact the school for further information. At our school, no costumes of any kind... More »
Post in: How are children grouped together in public schools for help in their learning disabilities? October 19, 2009
Healthy11 has it right...at least theorectically. I wish I could say that is how it always works. Unfortunately in our school system, children... More »
Post in: Talking about fundraisers October 19, 2009
My personal opinion is that school would fare better if they limited their fundraising to specific times of the year and clearly labeled what each... More »
Post in: What is the biggest mistake youâ€™ve ever made about your childâ€™s schooling? October 19, 2009
Not standing my ground against the school system and appealing it all the way...that was my biggest mistake.
Post in: Non-Verbal Learning Disorder for Pre/K October 19, 2009
What characteristics lead you to believe he fits NLD? That might help in anyone answering you as to what other dx's might be appropriate. However... More »