Originally Posted by SunDeck
We've both learned through our experiences. You know, the thing that really disappoints me is this- school boards, superintendents, administrators and principals have a choice. They may either think of special education in terms of the burdens and limits it places on educating the mainstream population, or they can accept the difficulties and try to craft creative and forward thinking approaches. Most of them choose the former and because many of us are at our own personal limits just trying to raise our own kids, they know they can wait us out because we are only passing through.
My cousin is another example. She had some germ/disease/virus that attacked the right side of her brain causing her to have seizures. She was like 7 at the time, the doc told my uncle that if she started soon enough that she may relearn a lot of the stuff that side of the brain is responsible for but she went to an elementary school and they didn't even bother trying. They just labeled her special ed, sat her in front of a computer, and handed her a diploma after high school.