During my first year as a classroom teacher, I recognized early on that Special Education programs

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were not operating as effectively as they should. Due to various factors, kids with Special Needs and their parents (sometimes even their teachers) do not receive adequate services and support.

After homeschooling my three children for several years, I eventually found my way back to a Special Education teaching position. Not much has changed; however, I have decided to be more intentional about encouraging parents to become knowledgeable and confident advocates. This is the only way we will see meaningful change for students with Special Needs.

I’m back. Rested. As determined as ever.