Thursday, April 19, 2012

Oh I'm sorry, did I offend you????

So, yesterday I blogged the Some Ecards pics I had made. I had also posted them to Pinterest they day before yesterday. I noticed last night while I was on Pinterest that someone had commented on this one.... 

This was her comment, " I teach student with Autism. I genuinely appreciate parents who advocate for their children. But I must say, this kind of hurt my feelings."  Now, I am  the type of person that hates to hurt other people, but its like this, I have talked to so many parents that have the same complaint, IEP meetings are hell! Also, let me not fail to mention, that everyone has their story, and unless you know, it don't be too quick to judge. I understand she may be a teacher, so she sees it from the educational stand point, well see it from a mother's stand point. Have an autistic child that tried to attend kindergarten for the LRE, then watch as that child shuts down completely. Then sit and listen to your child tell you he was placed in a hallway for 4 days due to sensory overload and crying. Have meetings with the school and be told, "a clinical dx is NOT the same as an educational dx. Your son doesn't qualify for an IEP or 504 because he is NOT in need of special ed. The Autistic support class is full, you'll never get in." My list goes on. My point is, if she were in my shoes, I think she would feel this picture was actually humorous. I will not apologize for my stab at making this hectic and terrible ordeal funny in order for me to cope better. Bottom line, put your big girl panties on and suck it up. If you don't like what someone posts, mind your business and move on.....
I am going to link the Pinterest photo this post regards, feel free to leave your own comments. :)


  1. I have sat on both sides of the table at the IEP meetings. But nothing brings out the momma bear in me faster than and IEP meeting for my son. I hate the "it isn't an educational need" statement. It may not be an educational need but it is one of his needs and as his mum if he needs it he will get it! Thanks for posting this again because my big IEP is coming up next week and I am ready with my boxing gloves if needed.

  2. yvw :) I am currently fighting with my son's intended school, its not fun. My son calls me "momma bear" when i get all upset over the school. Its so funny you say the same :)

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