My friend Jennifer Jordan shared this video today on facebook. I found it comical yet spot on in relation to what some of my close friends are going through. We're just starting this journey with Kendall. Just now in the throws of putting things in action. Everyday I am so thankful for the technology our sweet girl has at her fingertips. But I also know it will require more than just funds for the device and it written into her IEP. It will require everyone, EVERYONE in her life to embrace it too. But I feel optimistic today.
As a follow up to the last blog post...I'm still not sure what action to take. Taking Kamden out of her class isn't the message I want to send to him. I do want to take it to administration, and possibly suggest sensitivity training, but I doubt that will help much. It will be just one more thing the teachers have to add to their plate. She's someones mother, wife, friend, and has been teaching for over 20 years....I don't want to destroy her. Thanks for all of your supportive comments. Honestly, as I wrote it, I thought people may think "here she goes again!!!" But it is nice to know my thoughts aren't that far from the rest of the world (or at least those who read my blog!)
People like her aren't going to go away. If she hasn't gotten it yet, it's because she's not receptive to learning it. I'm sure eventually I will come to peace with the fact that not everyone does.