February 11, 2014 § 5 Comments
Why? Why this blog? I was advised by a friend to “just do it” and to “develop my voice”. I was hoping I would be able to narrow it down for myself and it has become crystal clear for me. It was always clear I just had to trust the voice inside my heart.
My purpose is to support other parents and teachers. To let them hear a voice that they may not always be able to express for themselves. I want to help guide families new to special education and show them the ropes. I want to help people understand what IEPs and testing are all about. I want to be there to “hold the hand” of those other moms in special education who feel alone, lost and confused. I want to help them learn to see their child’s strengths even though the rest of the world is focusing on their weakness. I want to help!
I want to share the double sided perspective I have of being an experienced special education teacher and an experienced special needs mom!
I want to offer insight to teachers who may not see the whole picture clearly.
I want to help!
I am not saying I have all the answers – not by a long shot! I am saying I live special education all day, everyday in every facet of my life and the knowledge, both emotional and factual, I’ve obtained and practiced is worth sharing!