A Perfect System?
Let’s Make a Better System -
Visualize a System that WORKS
from Awareness to Death (Must be tested and certified!)
Educator’s Oath: I
will treat your child as if he/she were my own. I will do no harm.
People first language and
"disability awareness" classes & seminars given to educators,
community leaders, business leaders, labor leaders, clubs and churches.
How it feels to be a person with a disability or parent of is
a person with a disability.
Schools must notify
parents of ANY disciplinary measure taken against their child including
time outs or sitting in hallway, ect.
Organization, Web site, Literature designed specifically to guide an
individual through the system.
Commission on Quality of
Education for individuals with disabilities. Power to audit!
Hold Schools accountable:
Fines and Penalties to non compliance with law.
More Free “Training” for
any parent of a child with a disability.
Police given authority to
investigate child abuse in schools.
All children “evaluated” so
each child has his own IEP. No classification/Labels
between regular and special education.
No “Integrated” classrooms.
No classrooms will be set aside as Integrated and students will be
assigned based upon need not disability.
Director of Pupil Services
- Elected position not responsible for budget.!!@!!!
Makeup of Educational
Committee (formerly CSE) – Parents or individuals with disabilities and
educators must be certified as “disability aware”.
“Private” meetings to
discuss a child’s services would be illegal.
All educators must be
certified as “disability aware” (See 3 Above)
New Classes to offer in
schools: No labels just needs. Occupational, Music, Speech, Sensory,
Social, Behavioral and Physical Education vs Therapy - NO Special
Education. Also ”disability awareness” classes for ALL students.
Curriculum focused on
Let’s get ready, here life comes” (life & work skills). Focus on what
the child needs most vs French, Chemistry, Trigonometry ect. Include “real
world” experiences such as real internships and real work programs. The best
preparation for post school life.
No “age limit” on school’s
responsibility! Focus on preparedness!
More classes for Partners.
Advanced Partners Focusing on making laws!
I realize that there are no
“easy” answers and there will never be a perfect system as long as there
are people involved but we have to try! There will be good people with
good intentions but with a different point of view. We need to educate them.
There will be people who knowingly, because of funding, prejudice or
malice, deprive someone of the services they need. We need to prosecute them!*
If you have any ideas for more
changes please let me know and I will post them.
* All input is welcome.