Dumping students with IEPs into general education classrooms without considering an approach like UDL is like hosting a pizza party and only serving potato chips.
I left last year’s conference feeling confident that my child would be okay. That she would flourish there.
But Kindergarten conferences went differently.
I’m not sure what you are going to hear about my child but I am sure you will hear something.
I hope they remember to tell you about the good stuff.
Like how she made your child laugh when they were crying.
Or how she colored a portrait just for them.
But they might only remember to tell you that she cried or screamed today.
That she did something out of the ordinary.
My blog has become dedicated to advocating for children on the autism spectrum. In my experience, the biggest source of discrimination against my child has been at private daycare centers.
Based on the number of videos coming out this year, steps need to go into preventing these incidents from occurring, not just catching people. Once the damage is done, it is done!
As of now, I only tell people on a need-to-know basis. But I am second guessing this decision
There was a time when I found myself so caught up in trying to fix her and catch up to things her peers did without a struggle.
How are they going to help my child? Where does it start and where does it end?
The Child Study Team looked at me like some maniac, not understanding how a 4-year-old could be excluded from everywhere already and I had to actually break this down for them: Exclusion is a form of bullying. And yes, it starts outside of the classroom I recently called an IEP meeting to discuss my daughter’s preschool situation — that 2.5Continue reading “Parents are turning Inclusion into Exclusion”