As a mother, I will never give up on my child. As a mother of a child who has autism, I will never give up hope.
I look into his eyes and I see all the potential that he has to offer to this beautiful world and I just know that one day the world can see what I see.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Homework

Today I had a brief parent teacher meeting with Bryce’s teacher. I learned what the outline for the upcoming school year was, and the expectations his teacher had for her students. We have Bryce’s IEP meeting coming up, but this was a great opportunity to sit down with his teacher and have a minute to get to know her a bit more and talk about Bryce.

I can’t remember what brought it up, but she was asking something about homework and I told her how over the years that Bryce has been in school, he hasn’t really ever come home with homework. It wasn’t that he didn’t have any, I’m sure, but I guess for whatever reason he just never came home with any.

A little while ago, Bryce came home with homework for the first time, which for some reason, made me cry and it made me feel like he was part of the class, and accepted, and wasn’t being singled out in anyway. Not that his teachers in the past were doing it, at least not intentionally, I have loved and appreciated all his teachers, but it was really an eye-opener for me. It didn’t bother me until that day though. Why didn’t he come home with homework?

Does your child's teacher treat your child any differently (good or bad) than any of the other students in their class? And what are your thoughts about it?

Anyways, I told her I’d love it if he came home with homework and that it may come back with my writing or Daniels writing, but our thoughts and intentions behind it would be on Bryce’s behalf.

Thanks for reading,
Tanaya

2 comments:

  1. oh how we wish for our children to be "normal" like the other children ~ having worked in a school as well as having two boys ~one with aspergers and one still being assessed ~i hope their teachers would treat them a little differently (not noticably) to help with their "personalities" ~my oldest with AS ~hates homework and we have has so many melt downs because of it ,(so wish he didn`t have any) however my 6 year old just loves reading his book to me ,from school, every night, (i feel he will be fine with other homework).
    again , the autistic spectrum is so vast ~ i think whatever works for your chid/children, what makes them happy and makes them comfortable at school ~wether they have a specail need diagnosis or not
    hope that helps
    vanessa xx

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  2. @nessy "Normal is a dryer setting." hehe

    It's not so much normal as it would be to be treated no differently I guess.

    I definatley agree though that whatever makes our children happy and comfortable at school is what is most important. I absolutely love the team I have this year!

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