Schools Often Paint Special Needs Parents as “Crazy” or “Unreasonable”

The link below was on Huffington Post, and shows how parents who fight and advocate for their children with special needs are often characterized by the school as overbearing, unreasonable, or even “crazy.”

It’s a good read for any parent who has ever felt that school personnel were doing this to her.  You are not alone.  It’s a common defensive mechanism that administrators and teachers fall into to avoid looking at themselves in the mirror.

Remember that these same parents are often the ones that do in fact get the most services for their children.

Keep up the fight, don’t let them get you down.  As the author of the article says — “Please be ‘that’ Parent.”

(just highlight and click on the link)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laurie-levy/how-school-systems-create_b_8806948.html

 

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