A Message from Ms.ReavesHaving a child with a disability can be tough on a parent. Sometimes you don't know how you are going to cope with your child needing special services. Twelve Years ago our family was faced with a devastating tragedy , a house fire leaving my cousin Selena Wilkins and her 7 year old son deceased. Surviving the fire was her 3 year old son Fred Wilkins and her 9 year old Daughter Shafreya Wilkins. Unfortunately, do to smoke inhalation Shafreya was left with a Traumatic brain injury (TBI) that affected her sensory motor skills. As a family we pulled together to help Shafreya on her long journey. Through this ordeal it was so many thing that we had to learn about her disability. Shafreya went from a high honor roll General education student to a student who needed special services. Our family was overwhelmed because no one knew where to start. So today I am going to help you and your family with the resources and any questions you may have.
Here are some questions that you may have about special education:
9. Are students with disabilities expected to meet the same standards and take the same tests as general education students?18. Where can I find more information?
Here is a link that will answer all of these question:
Special Education: A Guide to Special Education NYSUT Research and Educational Services - January 5, 2007 Introduction The New York State Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc. ...