22 Advocacy

Academic Performance and Placement

Some of the most common questions I’m asked are based versions of the following: I’m told that since our child isn’t on grade level, they can’t be in the general education setting. Is this true? The school equates having an IEP with pull-out instruction. Since…
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December 19, 2018
22 Advocacy

Conflicted About Pity

This post was originally published on Claire Crisp's blog. I confess that I'm conflicted. Now, this isn't a new phenomenon for me; I'm actually conflicted quite a lot. But today I find myself especially conflicted as the parent of a disabled child. In particular, I…
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May 17, 2016
22 Advocacy

Interview: Kevin and Jameson

This post was originally published on Claire Crisp's blog. I'm sitting in the waiting room while my seven-year-old son is in OT. My five-year-old daughter is sitting beside me, trying to learn to read. She’s sad because she doesn’t get to have therapy. Her reaction…
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August 28, 2015