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You Are So Lucky

You’re so lucky you were adopted by a white family… These are the words my son heard the last week of kindergarten. His teacher’s assistant pulled him aside, I guess…Dear Lord, I hope…thinking she was helping him in some way. In what, I hope, was her attempt at helping, her inappropriately spoken words had a… Continue reading You Are So Lucky

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Effective Communication & IEPs

When the phone rings at 8pm on a Sunday night and it is a local number that no one knows, we generally assume it is the wrong number. I usually answer to let them know and go on about my business. This time was different.  I answered the phone with my usual hello? and was surprised… Continue reading Effective Communication & IEPs

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Tug of War: Update #2

In the 7th grade, we were playing tug of war during field day. We won which sent us all toppling backwards as the other team came tumbling forwards. I broke my arm, but we won and that’s all that mattered!! Tuesday, October 11, 2011, we had the meeting with D’s school to develop his IEP.… Continue reading Tug of War: Update #2