Tag: Special Needs

My Daughter Was Suspended For Wearing Boots. Principals Should Be Working to Keep Kids in School. Not Finding Arbitrary Reasons to Kick Them Out!

Suspended because she can’t wear her shoes! Yes, you read that correct. Three weeks ago my daughter was hospitalized due to numbness, swelling and pain in her legs. The side-effects had been there for months, but this time was different. Victoria was in pain and could not walk. The diagnosis, lymphedema of her lower extremities, is painful but manageable if…

Do Not Allow Denial to Deny Your Child of Love and Support

Crain Detroit’s Ron Fournier wrote a great interview with Michigan’s Lt. Governor Brian Calley. It tells of the Lt. Governor’s initial denial of his son’s health condition, Autism. I can relate to this issue. My son, Jamario was diagnosed with ADHD when he was 6 years old. I admit I was in denial. Initially, I was worried about how “I”…

A Detroit Mother’s Plea to State Officials: My Daughter has a Disability. Don’t Close the School That’s Working for Her.

Kenya Tubbs is the parent of a brilliant student at Fisher Upper. She’s also one of countless Detroit parents who are likely to lack good alternatives if the state carries through on a plan to close 38 schools. Tubbs would like the Lansing School Reform Office officials responsible for the decision to hear her and consider her child. These are…

%d bloggers like this: