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Kimberly Gangl
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Progress is Not Always Seen in the Eye of the Beholder
As our ASD kiddo's grow, their needs and challenges will change. As parents, sometimes we may be so focused on the current challenges, that we forget about the how far they have come. "Mom, I need your help!". Nugget was yelling from his room. I knew he was...
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How the Educational System Failed my Son with Autism - Part 5
By now, it was apparent that when Nugget was having behavioral challenges in the classroom, he was either restrained or taken to a seclusion room. We had not given our approval for either of these interventions. To the contrary, we had already confronted th...
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How the Educational System Failed my Son with Autism - Part 4
We never received a response to our email, or apology, from Nugget's Kindergarten teacher. We figured the truth must hurt. However, I will never forget her demeanor and threatening me at a parent-teacher conference when she made the comment to me that the s...
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The Liebster Award
Liebster Award I would like to thank  Hardly Bored  for awarding me with the  Liebster Award . I feel priviliged and have accepted this award. The Liebster award is an award that was reputedly started in Germany in order to give smaller bloggers recognition...
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How the Educational System Failed my Son with Autism - Part 3
I arrived early at the school for the IEP meeting, feeling alone, tired, and frustrated. The people who I had looked at as a team and trusted in helping our son succeed in school, I now felt were enemies. I saw no solution that could possibly make me feel a...
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How the Educational System Failed my Son with Autism - Part 2
By now, I knew that I needed to get absolutely any communication with the school in writing. Otherwise, it would just be a case of "he said - she said". I needed to document the incident of Nugget's bruises that he came home from school with. I kept Nugget ...
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How the Educational System Failed my Son with Autism - Part 1
When Nugget started preschool, I was that mom who always brought a box off doughnuts or cookies to an IEP meeting. We were, after all, a team and I wished to show my appreciation for everything the school staff would do for my son. At that time, I was not i...
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