I've been pretty quiet this summer because I'm been much more reflective of the level of growth from my son. Although, we have our moments of struggle where we really see autism; we have seen so much growth. I've had moments in the past when I thought that my son may not every talk to … Continue reading Growing Up Fast
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 … Continue reading Moms, does it get any easier?
This website, Step Up for Students, provides two options for parents: low-income or special needs. These two options should be considered when you are looking for alternative education plans for your special needs child. The first choice most often is for the use of Mackay Scholarship. Mackay is based on the student having an IEP … Continue reading Step Up For Students Scholarship
There is a saying in education. OH, are you one of those public school teachers that puts their kid in private school?! Truth is.... Absolutely, I would and I did. I am a public school teacher that will put her children in any school or program that meets their needs. Yes, I have placed my son … Continue reading Teacher Truth, Mom Truth
In a recent Sunday paper from the Tampa Bay Times, I came across an article titled "By age 3, rich kids attend school; poor kids stay with grandparent". I only saw the article because I was looking at the picture of the dinosaur bones on that page because my daughter was so excited about Dinosaur … Continue reading Access to Early Education
The deadline to file for intent to use the McKay Scholarship is July 3, 2017 for the 2017-2018 100% award amount. Parents have to file for intent by July but the paperwork for admission and enrollment at their private school by August 2nd. Just because you file intent does not mean that you have to … Continue reading File Intent for the McKay Scholarship
Pretty sure that I have made a big and costly mistake! Can you help me fix it?! So, this McKay Scholarship is all tricky and complex! There are all these rules and processes and no real human to walk you thru the system. It's one thing to just file intent and fill out some private … Continue reading Learning Through The Mistakes