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I was reading some posts on a social media the other day and one of them caught my eye.  It was about someone crying at their child’s IEP meeting and in the post, the author  asks if others had done this too.

The responses were numerous and similar in that many answered yes.

I felt such comradery as I read the post because I know many a time I held back tears at an IEP meeting or school conference.  Sometimes the threat of tears came from frustration, other times it was sadness and other times it was because I felt overloaded. And sometimes it came from the feeling of time passing and seeing how much Elizabeth still needed to do to “catch-up”

Suffice to say,  I understood what the author of the posts was feeling and asking about. I understood how much you just need to hear something positive or encouraging or even have someone come up along side of you to support you, be that literally or via social media.

So I thought maybe I would share a bit of a story to tuck away for when you might need that good thought. Read the rest of this entry »

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Spring brings a lot of great things like pretty flowers, blooming trees and birds chirping away….GROWTH!  LIFE!

It also brings around something lovingly called,  IEP season.  Alright, lovingly is a bit of sarcasm because the one adjective NEVER used to describe an IEP meeting is lovingly.  For me, IEP time is one to focus on the growth that Elizabeth has shown all year, the new things she has accomplished and the focus/plan for future growth.

Kind of very similar to the flowers, trees and birds…. GROWTH AND THE CELEBRATION OF IT. Read the rest of this entry »

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