Like many special needs children, my son has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) at school. At present, it includes a 1:1 shadow aide who supports him exclusively throughout the day, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and behavioral therapy. Is it fair that my child gets a free bus ride to and from school, while hundreds of other parents must jockey in queue on a single-lane driveway to … [Read more...]
Just A Piece Of Paper?
A marriage certificate. Divorce papers. A Do Not Resuscitate Form. An adoption certificate. A will, deed or pink slip. “Just a piece of paper”? Hardly. At the moment of issue, each irrevocably impacts the life of the recipient, and ripples out into the lives of everyone surrounding. On August 20, 2004, a 4×6 sheet of paper leveled my life, when a pediatric neurologist scribbled … [Read more...]