Every Student Every School

Every Student Every School

Have you heard of Every Student Every School? No? Neither had I until yesterday. But this is a far-reaching initiative that will impact everyone – students with special needs, teachers, aides, other students and families alike. The premise of the new model is to...

Then the Bubble Burst…

I feel low today. Disappointed. Depressed. Gilbert was suspended from school yesterday until Monday morning and it feels like I’ve been dealt a heavy body blow. Things were going well. His first 4 weeks passed without incident or concern. He seemed happy, the...
Back to School: It's Done

Back to School: It's Done

My kids went back to school this morning. After weeks of nerves and anxiety mixed in with a little excitement, Matilda returned to school in Year 1 and Gilbert started there in Year 2. It went better than I expected. They were both excited to get their lunches...
Things I Know About Endings & Beginnings

Things I Know About Endings & Beginnings

Life is full of endings & beginnings. Today marks both an ending and a beginning for my son and my family. Today is his last day in a special education setting – as of next year he will begin Year 2 at his local public school. I know I will be in tears when...
The Road to Mainstream – Part 3

The Road to Mainstream – Part 3

This is the third post in a series dedicated to following the transition of my son, Gilbert Bear from a special education setting to a mainstream classroom. Part 1 documented his education settings up to now and Part 2 went over the paperwork and administrative...

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