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Consequences

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. -Sir Isaac Newton, Newton’s Third Law of Physics Today, class, we’re going to talk about physics. Okay, no, not really – we’re going to talk about microbiology as it pertains … Continue reading

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Appropriate

Today, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a special education case, Endrew F. v. Douglas County Public Schools. In that case, the Supreme Court is tasked with deciding whether the student, Endrew F., received a free and … Continue reading

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Hot Lunch

Before the school year started, I purchased 10 hot lunches for each of the kids. For whatever reason, though, they didn’t use any of them until this month. One day when I was feeling particularly tired (and it wasn’t election … Continue reading

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Bridges

Sometimes, you have to stick up for your kid, even if it means burning bridges. We have had a few bridge fires throughout this special needs journey. The first one was probably with the infectious disease department at Children’s Hospital; … Continue reading

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Leader of the PACK

A few days ago, we got a postcard from Gracie’s school, inviting us to an award ceremony. It said, “Your student will be receiving an award.” The next day, Gracie’s kindergarten teacher emailed to let me know she nominated Gracie for a … Continue reading

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IEP

As you’ve probably noticed, it’s been a while since I wrote anything here. I learned a long time ago, when I used to paint, that creating art works a lot better when you have a vision. When you have an end … Continue reading

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Lockdown

A couple Fridays ago, we had a big weekend planned. Friday night, Gracie would go to ballet, and when we got back at 6:30 her para (one-on-one or 1:1 helper from school) was going to come over for dinner along … Continue reading

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