holy shit, I mean I’m VERY disappointed in IEP as I didn’t know it was this bad. I’m shocked but not surprised.. if that makes any sense.
I worked with kids with cerebral palsy, autism and downs back in 1993/94 at a cerebral palsy center in NJ. I helped the kids + teachers, set up the computers with alt.interfaces, sometimes I’d go out with them on outings and assist.
Best year I ever had honestly. Did it full time. Life had to move on ’cause it was 100% volunteer and I needed money, alas.
I *was* going to go into special education, middle school. Special ed include both “talented and gifted” as well as… that STUPID WORD I HATE… “slow learners”… I hate that phrase slow learners.
They’re not slow. They’re DIFFERENT.
Anyway, I’m kinda glad I didn’t become a part of the system and I help more on the outside I think than I would’ve from the inside.