My daughter’s right to an education should not be dismissed or “confused”

Weekday mornings in our household are much like any other household with teenagers. Waking teens, outfit planning, rushing around to gather laptops and to find shoes. At 7 am, the bus pulls up. We walk our daughter onto her special education bus, make sure she’s seat belted in, and wave goodbye. Each day, we sent…

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Shouldn’t we be outraged?

From the time our children are little, we teach them how to look after others who are smaller, weaker, less capable. “Be nice to your little sister.” “Help Grandma carry that.” “Don’t make fun of that child, he can’t help how he is.” We try to teach our children to be kinder, more caring people. …

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Thoughts on schooling for special needs

Ah, back to school time.  It should be about getting a new pair of shoes and a cool new backpack.  But for what seems like a long time, I’ve not cared for the school process when it comes to Maura.  All the meetings, paperwork, double-checking things, did this get done?  And don’t get me started…

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