For years, I’ve had to fight against people constantly underestimating Isaac. It has happened as far back as I can remember. It has been every school year without fail.
- In Pre-K-I had to fight to send him to the integrated classroom, although it was painfully obvious that he was way past the peers in the self contained room.
- In Kindergarten I had to fight to not have special transportation, and to give him as much time in the regular classroom as possible. There’s no reason with a half day program that the school could not schedule my child’s PT/OT/Speech times after the academic day was done.
- In First Grade I had to fight for a technology evaluation that I had asked for since mid-Kindergarten. I was told that he was too impulsive, young and irresponsible. I had to fight for the OT to even think about doing more life skills and technology skills rather than “pre-handwriting.”