Open House Night
How is this mainstreaming my child? And whoever said I wanted my child mainstreamed? The Office of Education was the one that gave me a hard time when I told them I wanted to put the Doodle into a private school for autistic children only. I was told over and over what a bad idea that was because he would be missing out and not in "the least restrictive environment".
My point is stop telling me that is what you are doing and then doing something completely different.
I arrived at the Doodle's new Special Education Kindergarten Class and the first thing I noticed was that they had a big sign on the door that said "SPECIAL EDUCATION". This wasn't a handwritten sign just for open house night for the parents who might not otherwise have a hard time finding it--it is a permanent sign on the classroom alerting everyone that this is definitely the special ed classroom for the special kids. Because we wouldn't want them getting mixed up for a minute and thinking they're in a real classroom for regular kids. We need to label them and the classroom door.
As if I didn't know before I entered the classroom that I have a special boy in a special class. Thank goodness for that special sign on the door.