We made the transition to a new school this year. The IEP from the old school followed, but that is just a document. It may tell you about educational goals and checkpoints for him but that is where much of it stops.
It doesn’t tell you that he worked so hard and learned to read in 5th grade.
It doesn’t tell you that he didn’t have a friend that came over to our house until he was 13.
It doesn’t tell you that his battle with depression has been greatly affected by his workload at school.
It doesn’t tell you that he lost his best friend, his Grandpa, last year.
It doesn’t tell you how hard he wants to fit in but is too nervous to approach his peers.
It doesn’t tell you how important my child is.
So please ask me questions. Ask his former teachers about more than just his learning obstacles but about him as a person.
And most of all… Take the time to really get to know my child. He’s more than just a document and numbers that are reported. He’s wonderful and I know you will think he’s as great as the rest of us do.