Thursday, August 30, 2018

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

School Considering Sharknado Drill

My 10-year-old inspired this satire after he told me about the exhaustive list of drills -- tornado, earthquake, fire, armed intruder, etc. -- the first week of school. Then he quipped, "Next year, I bet we have a Sharnado drill!"

Here's a funny one to start your week.

School Considering Sharnado Drill.

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Featured today on That's Inappropriate

I'm thrilled to say that my article was featured on That's Inappropriate.

This site has very funny content and a great, active group of writers. It's so cool to be among their ranks.

It's also an honor that they're getting out this very important message about how difficult school can be, not just academically but also socially and emotionally, for kids with learning challenges.

What I want my son with dyslexia to know.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Accommodations aren't advantages

My son has an IEP that allows him to use accommodations in the classroom related to his documented learning disabilities. However, other kids sometimes grumble when he's allowed, for example, extra time during standardized tests.

He's already reluctant to use his accommodations because of the extra attention they cast upon him. And I fear one day he'll stop advocating for himself and his needs because he's sick of others complaining he has an "unfair" advantage.

But accommodations are not an advantage. They are his right, thanks to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

And that's what inspired me to create this meme.

Please share, if this speaks to you.

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

The Best Back-to-School Advice

This is one of the best back-to-school articles I've read, so I wanted to share it:

Dear Teenager, Know This As You Head Back To School.

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Monday, August 6, 2018