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Results related to: Student interview of parent / Davidson County
Richard (14), Asperger Syndrome, Davidson County
“Un diferente cosa aquí en los Estados Unidos, es de los sordos están mejores que en de donde vive. Y por eso, no me ha regresado porque los sordos aquí son mucho mejores que en México. Y viven mucho mejor.
Kenny (8), Autism, Davidson County
“Pero aquí en esto grupo de apoyo puesto ayuda tener fortaleza para entenderlo para comprenderlo pero nos países de uno lo ven como algo y normal, no es normales entonces lo describen a uno raíslan.”
Marco (5), Autism, Davidson County
“Y él día de hoy, somos una familia como cualquiera, con una perspectiva diferente sobre niños especiales.
Rogelio (4), Autism, Davidson County
“En la diagnosticaron con autismo desde que lo pasó a tenía muchas terapias y ha progresado mucho.
Sharmane (38), Down syndrome, Davidson County
“Sharmane’s IQ cannot predict how much she has been able to achieve and learn.”
Adelai (15), Intellectual Disability, Davidson County
“In terms of educational instruction, Adelai’s IEP was ignored.”
Preston (13), Asperger Syndrome, Davidson County
“During elementary school, Preston had to switch schools a number of times in a search for appropriate services.”
Emily (11), spina bifida, Davidson County
“Lisa and Jeff teach Emily about her diagnoses and medications so that she can be a strong advocate for herself when they are not around.”
Charlotte (0), Other, Davidson County
“Everybody needs to feel a part of something. My daughter is no different.”
Claire (3), Hearing Loss, Davidson County
“Claire’s Law- Newborn Hearing Screening was signed into effect on July 1, 2008 by Governor Bredesen.
Heath (3), Down syndrome, Davidson County
“So while the parent is looking at the individual the government is more concerned about how to pair down the costs.
Adelaide (14), Intellectual Disability, Davidson County
“As a strong advocate for justice, Adelaide’s mother believes that there are many improvements that can be made in order to make the lives of children and families of someone with a disability better.”
Jeff (47), Cerebral Palsy, Davidson County
“If my son had been in a regular school system…he might be able to do some things he can’t do now.”
Michael (43), Other, Davidson County
“My basic hope and prayer is that I outlive my son.”
Stephanie (28); Jessica (26), Intellectual Disability, Davidson County
“In just six years, the girls had eight different special education teachers. By the time they got used to one teacher, they would get new one.”
Morgan (14), Autism, Davidson County
“Morgan and Allison each have something unique to offer the world. As parents, we want to do everything we can to help them reach their potential. Our goals for our daughters may be different, but the dream is the same. We want them both to lead happy and
Rachel (17), Down syndrome, Davidson County
“I wish there was more research on what happens to individuals with a disability once they become adults. It is not very clear what is to be expected after their twenties, and this lack of clarity leaves many families in the dark and scared for their child’s
Brian (11), Down syndrome, Davidson County
“If there won’t be an accurate score, then why should he take an IQ test? We didn’t want a number on the front of his Individualized Education Program (IEP) plan.* We want someone to flip the page and read all about him and not just assume what their expectations
should be based on that number.”
Jake (0), Traumatic Brain Injury, Davidson County
“I just want my son to have the opportunity to decide among any options that anyone else would have—sports, college, girlfriend, friends, and the list goes on.”
Kora (4), CHARGE Syndrome, Davidson County
“The public school system is preoccupied with passing the problem down…when it comes to dealing with the educational system, parents must be courageous and willing to battle.