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I was driving the other day and as I said in a previous blog, I drive a lot because I take Elizabeth to and from her college program 4 days a week.  She is my daughter who has special needs.  Her special needs are global dyspraxia and sensory processing disorder (SPD).

So I am driving her and I reach into my purse to pull out my favorite gum.  I used to buy it in pack form until I found the holy grail of it called the pouch form!  No more pushing out pieces or working with little trays of it, nope just reach in grab a handful and enjoy.  So as I am in the process of shoving about 10 pieces into my mouth, Elizabeth starts laughing at me and asks “You really like that gum huh Mom?”  I told her I loved it and I do.  I actually look forward to reaching into that pouch a lot.  And this got me thinking. Read the rest of this entry »

I think by the title you might think I am asking about your new year’s resolution or about how that new fitness plan is working out for you.  But in truth, I am asking about the new year related to your child and their school experience.

You know in the retail world they live by their own calendar:  They think about Summer in Winter, Christmas in July and Easter sometime in February.

Well those of us who have a child with special needs know that the school calendar for us runs a bit differently than  for those who have typically developing children.  For us, this time of year represents near to the end of the year.  Why? because IEP time is fast approaching and this means that the school and you will be looking at all successes and goals and evaluating them with  eyes that are not on the remainder of THIS year, but are looking at  NEXT year.  With conference night being the last official time that you will get the eyes and ears of the school staff focused on your child and their needs without you having to call a meeting.  Or at least until the official IEP meeting time.

So I ask…How is the year going? Read the rest of this entry »

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