A Pyrrhic Victory: We got the IEP

So, my last post I said, I was not going to fight for special education and it turns out that I don’t have to: my son qualified. To be honest, this was a big shock for me, because I was fully expecting them to say that he didn’t qualify (the social worker had even warned me). When […]

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Why I Wont Fight for the IEP

On Monday, my husband and I will have the final meeting for my son’s evaluation for special needs in the public school district. I don’t think he is going to qualify for services (yet?) and to be honest, that is okay with me. Even though I feel like he should qualify, and I feel that […]

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Why Sensory Processing Is Important in All Children

If you are a parent of a child with special needs, the term sensory processing seems to come up often.  If you haven’t heard of it, sensory processing is a key part in how children learn. Every person, even adults, have their own responses and aversions to specific sounds, tastes (brussel sprouts anyone?), and textures. A […]

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The Amazing Truth About Being Outside

Almost everyone agrees that sending kids outside to play is good for them. This focus on outdoors has spawned the increasingly popular forest preschool phenomena in Northern Europe and even in the US. Richard Louv, famous for his book on Last Child In the Woods, even coined the (controversial) term “nature deficit disorder.” But that still […]

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Parenting a Child with Special Needs

The title suggests that I know about parenting a child with special needs; the story itself is complicated. My son has SPD and every day we are learning. Instead of something that is over and done, the realization of our bumpy but beautiful road ahead is a process that continues every day and every night. But […]

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