I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to contribute a guest post last week to the Child Mind Institute blog. The piece was about my experience attending the Speak Up for Kids event I helped plan at the Dallas Academy as part of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week.
In the post, I talk about how the most poignant moment of the talk “A Parent’s Guide to Bullying” occured when parents of kids with learning differences and other disabilities spoke up for their children who were not receiving appropriate special education services and other accommodations under 504 and IDEA on their public school campuses. The conversation that ensued focused on providing resources, and other support for these parents who were desperately seeking help for their children.
You can read my post here:
Thank you so much to Child Mind Institute Editorial Director Caroline Miller for allowing me to contribute my voice to ChildMind.org’s blog, where parents can find thoughtful commentary on current news, resources, education and events that matter for kids with differences & disabilities.