A Parent’s Perspective—Tips for School Meetings
“I am the father of two special needs children. My older child has a smorgasbord of attributes that interfere with learning, including emotional, behavioral and specific learning disabilities. I have specially designed armor I wear when attending any school meeting for him. I am also an educational advocate for foster children, attending intervention meetings almost daily.
Over the years, I have learned much about the way schools operate, and how different each school’s attitude is regarding educating atypical learners. They all talk a great game (as required by law), but some are better at practicing what they preach.”