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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