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Category Archives: Inclusion vs. Separate but Equal

KING 5 Interview! So Exciting!

KING 5 Interview!  So Exciting!

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Thankfulness

Thankfulness

Thanksgiving here was not our typical holiday. We still spent a lot of time enjoying food, thinking of family and friends and watching football, but Sean and Dev also had a new experience: Being on TV! Why?  Mainly to keep working on getting the message out there that the world will be a better place […]

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Looking in the Mirror

Looking in the Mirror

Catching sight of your self in the store window can sometimes wake you up. What do I look like to others vs what I look like to myself. And more still what do I look like compared to what I think I look like. We just found this great teaching video about DS done by […]

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“Be a Fan of Unity”

“Be a Fan of Unity”

That is the slogan on the Special Olympics Blog site.   What a great sentiment:  Unity, coming together as one, working for a common goal.  It seem so obvious, why is it so difficult? We are new to Special Olympics.  We have had limited interactions, Sean helped with physicals for a few years in Florida […]

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Can Biking really Lead to Driving??

Can Biking really Lead to Driving??

We love to bike.  We prefer to stay on multi-use paths, but, clearly, these get busy and there are a lot of things to navigate and manage.  Dev did not learn to ride over night, but it has been worth all the effort!  Here’s her bike story: First time on a tricycle with a push […]

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IEP’s from the Up and Coming!

IEP’s from the Up and Coming!

IEP’s, School, Education I had a nice meeting with Devon’s team.  I really enjoy the teachers I am dealing with for Dev’s 9th grade…  I guess that is the way of public school, each year is so dependent on the teachers.  Dev has done really well transitioning to high school.  She has friends, she loves […]

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Gymnastics, Cheerleading, staying fit!

Gymnastics, Cheerleading, staying fit!

Last night Dev had a great night at Gymnastics.  She was so excited to be in the Jr. High and High School class at the Gym. She enjoyed gym classes for many years as a young kid–age 3 threw 9 or 10.  She has always been an active kid, walking early around 15 months.  We […]

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IEP’s… Highschool #1b

IEP’s… Highschool #1b

  So the second time around was better than the first!  Not that the first was “bad” but it was not easy and it seemed less productive.  It had a more grand scale about life in general, rather than the freshman year I was prepared for. It was fun, yes I said that, in that […]

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Freshman 2

Freshman 2

Here is Devon’s impression of her first day of classes at Nathan Hale High School at the link at the bottom. She is in the 9th grade Academy regular education classes (with course work modification as needed) for “block classes” Health and Science, elective computer science, Focus (assisted study hall for kids with IEP’s) then […]

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Welcome!

Welcome!

Welcome to Raise Expectations. This site will discuss many aspects of raising our expectations for kids with special needs and provides useful resources to assist you . I hope you will return often and contribute with your stories (Share page) and comments to these blog posts. Also, feel free to contact me using the information […]

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