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A Special Education Vent (Autism)

June 25th, 2017 Michael Bell 3 comments

Every parent wants the best education for their child. I’ve become increasingly aware that “special education” in our public schools more closely translates to “sub-par education”. Not by fault of the teachers or staff, but the whole system. How can a child that requires extra attention, be expected to perform when they are mixed with a group of kids ranging in ages from 5 to 10 in one large classroom? With Autism, the less distractions, the better. How well can I expect my daughter to do in a dark, gloomy classroom away from the rest of the “normal” classes and students? Why is the education system in this country always based on a minimalist approach? It’s horribly unfair to our children. It’s daunting when you start looking into private schooling costs or uprooting and relocating your family (3 kids) for a school that specializes in autism when you may or may not be able to get some kind of funding to help you pay the $50k+ a year tuition. The education system in our country makes me sick.

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