TODAY was a pretty good Monday for anyone who cares about our children with special needs and their parents. I received a written response from the United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS). This written response was to notify me that in fact OSERS has found the… Continue Reading OSERS has found the Michigan Dept. of Ed in violation of the IDEA 2004!
As the parent of a son with special needs and advocate to thousands of students with special needs, I fight unapologetically hard for their civil rights and right to a free and appropriate public education. I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t an advocate for children. I believe in children, ALL children. I believe… Continue Reading Oakland Community College in Violation of Section 504 & Title II of the ADA!
So earlier this evening/late afternoon, I posted on Facebook about Dearborn Public Schools and both an ASD teacher and two speech clinicians with NO knowledge about Michelle Garcia Winner and her Social Thinking www.socialthinking.com that is used by countless districts across MI and America. Further, they had no knowledge about Sarah Ward and her extensive… Continue Reading Public Ed & A Dialogue Too Few Are Willing To Have!
I am in Boston with my son and the light of my life, Andrew. We were sitting in the lobby of our hotel and chatting with a woman who works in the hotel shop that sells newspapers, toiletries, souvenirs, etc. We have developed so many special relationships with employees in this hotel after 16 years… Continue Reading Put America on Trial for the Crime of Poverty & Homelessness
Too few are willing to talk about the death of a child. I am not one of those people. I live in the trenches of this brutal reality on far too many days, as a parent, advocate and activist fighting for my child and all children suffering with more often misunderstood and poorly treated psychiatric… Continue Reading Parents who lose a child, lose enough without adding isolation and loneliness….