Once again, a huge thank you to those of you that continue to share your stories with me. You have no idea how much I appreciate and enjoy them!
I am not too sure about where to go next. I've tried to show everyone how special these folks are and how enriched my life has been because of them. There is a down side. It is NOT their fault rather the fault of some school personnel and others that do not take the time to understand.
I am doubtful you would all want to hear the sad details but I will cover it with a question I have had for years. I would like to know why someone would pay for an education to teach those with special needs and then disrespect and hurt them both emotionally and physically. It really does happen, even in my little town. I just don't understand how anyone can pick on the most vulnerable. So sad.
Sending our special kids off to school is very scary for a lot of us. We have to trust that those in the schools with understand and love them as much as we do. Some teachers do and I salute them. Some educational assistants do. I embrace them. I thank them all. You have all changed our lives for the better.
I encourage any parent to be their child's advocate. While it's not easy, it is worth it. After all...YOU know YOUR child BETTER than ANYONE!
There is nothing sweeter for a parent than seeing our child/children succeed and be happy. Together, we can make it happen for every child.
I think it's time to end this little "series" of mine. With school fast (ugh) approaching, this won't be the last you'll hear from me on this topic but for now I think I've said enough.
I thank you for letting me share. If you ever have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. You can always email me privately at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Again, thank you for having open minds and letting me share my passion with you all.