Posts Tagged ‘education’

Your child doesn’t look like they have FASD ….

May 24, 2016

So far, we haven’t run into any major problems with people in the school system having an issue getting FASD and the accommodations needed that are spelled out in the IEP. Until recently. But that’s another story …..

Here’s a link to a post on confessionsofanadoptiveparent.com by Mike Berry,  Your child doesn’t look like they have FASD. This post summarizes many things we have experienced, or will likely experience in the future.

The issue of invisible disabilities goes far beyond FASD, or the autism spectrum, or many other acronyms.

 

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Ignorance about special needs and ignorant reactions

August 23, 2013

On August 19, 2013 the media around Toronto, ON was reporting that a family had received a very hateful letter telling them to move or euthanize a 13 year old boy, who happened to be autistic.  Here’s a link to one story.

The story went viral, and has receive coverage from all over.

I saw a post this morning on lovethatmax.com, Screw the special needs haters — Let’s teach people well.  Ellen, Max’s mom, described how they dealt with a situation where Max melted down.

It is tough to deal with reactions when a child reacts for whatever reason.  The first thing we rush to do is calm the child, and maintain our sanity.  If we can turn these things into teachable moments, it really is a bonus.  As time goes by, it will hopefully get easier to deal with these things.

Schools – private, public???

May 29, 2012

It is really difficult to make a good decision regarding education.

We registered Tate for French immersion in January.  We found out in early May that the registration got sucked into the abyss.

This afternoon we went to see a private school some friends from church send their children.

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