It’s Just Who They Are

I was having a chat with my sister-in-law yesterday via Slack, as one does, and the topic turned to kids. Specifically, with special needs. Of which mine is of course one.

We were talking about all that is involved with getting kids a diagnosis, of helping them learn, of teaching them to advocate for themselves. We talked about IEPs and lesson adaptations and development.

There’s a lot involved with getting a child the education they need.

But we got to a point in the conversation where, I had to confess, there is also a lot involved with getting a parent the education they need as well.

The thought had not occurred to me, really, so fully formed and so clear before, but special education is also for the parents. Continue reading