Monthly Archives: April 2011

Firstborn: Dear B.O.E.

I thought to myself who better to write to then those who were elected to serve the people. I wrote a letter, looked up every board members home address and sent the letter certified to their homes. November 29,2004 Dear … Continue reading

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Firstborn: It is all about precedent!!!

A letter from the special education director arrived. It was dated October 28th. Two days before the death of the superintendent. It stated that the superintendent had approved my request for vision therapy. I was sure the special education director … Continue reading

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Firstborn: Your Guardian Angel

Thursday, October 28, 2004 8:47 AM I drafted an e-mail to the superintendent. It read, “I have patiently awaited your response to my written request on October 7th. I included all the financial information for the vision therapy as per … Continue reading

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Firstborn: My child needs…

In a letter dated October 7, 2004 I wrote to the superintendent advising him that I had attached a list of my son’s current needs that I had pulled from all the most recent testing ( both the two independent … Continue reading

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The Impact of A Disabilty on Family Life

Studies have indicated that having a child with ADHD doubles the chances for divorce and has significant negative impact on family relationships and home life. As a matter of fact The Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology revealed that “parents … Continue reading

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Firstborn: Did you ever have a week like this?

So when I had contacted the superintendent after receiving the response from the special education director which once again denied my request for vision therapy because supposedly it was a “medical service” he asked me to bring to him a … Continue reading

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Firstborn: Smart Moms design “S.M.A.R.T. Goals”

September 10th, 2004 arrived. The district arrived with another prepared IEP. The goals were still vague and not measurable. I suggested that we go through the report and identify each need for my son and then write a goal to … Continue reading

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