I wish we could clone you as an inclusion specialist for EVERY classroom, everywhere. I was just at an IEP where the administrator made a goal for a student with a sleep disorder to "attend class on time". He has difficultly getting to sleep and so always misses his first period (which is study hall so we're confused as to the rigidity). I said the goal is equivalent to demanding a blind person see or a person who cannot walk to become mobile without assistance. Nothing but blank looks in response. There are so many uncaring and uneducated administrators out there whose lack of compassion trickles down to the rest of the school personnel. There is no IEP "team" when working with folks such as these.
How frustrating! Nothing will change, unfortunately, until we change the way the system runs and the way the staff are trained.
Hey!I am working on a university presentation paper for homework with the topic autism.Would you allow me to use your graphic for this?Thanks a lot!Simone
Simone, would you please email me about this? firstname.lastname@example.org
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