Does it get any easier raising and fighting for a child that has special needs?
From my veteran fighting moms….please tell me it does!
In my recent experience this school year, shifting from public to private, I would say that it is not easier; it is different.
Ways it changed:
- no more IEP meetings
- no more worry about ratio and staff
- more access to one on one education
- more programming designed for individual instruction and learning
- more flexible and extended hours and months
- access to specialized treatment
- less bureaucracy
How it stayed the same:
- still have to constantly advocate for my child and his needs
- still have to fight for access to comprehensive resources
- still have to kick over a table every now and again
- new dealings with McKay Scholarship
- continuing to deal with insurance approvals and processes
- high turn over in high needs areas like behavior technicians, speech therapists and occupational therapists.
This school year, around October, my son started talking! Therefore, I am satisfied with my decision to move my son out of public school into private. I do not have any regrets. However, I will always have my guard up and will be constantly ready to make changes and continue to advocate for his educational needs.