I’m going to break the rules here and instead of writing a blog post, I’m going to use this space to share a great story on CBC about my book, Your Child’s Voice.
With a new school year, on CBC I shared tips for parents and caregivers on how to advocate for kids with special needs. Since my radio interview aired and the website article, I’ve had parents from across Canada and the US reach out with questions, comments and stories.
It’s no surprise that many of us are struggling to get the support our children need in the education system. This can be as simple (I say tongue in cheek) as having an IEP (individual education plan), access to in-school therapy (speech, occupational and/or physical) to being included not excluded in the classroom.
If you find yourself struggling, I encourage you to check out the CBC article. I also offer more detailed advice in my book Your Child’s Voice. It includes interviews with healthcare professionals, educators and parents as well as downloadable questions to take with you to meetings at the school.
Well it might not solve all your challenges, I hope it will give you some insights and advice you can use as you advocate for kids with special needs.