Ok. So my goal was to sit down and answer some fabulous questions that you had about life with CP and then I saw this…
I told ali, this is why I’m always talking about and worried about and thinking about where Sebastian will go to school after nursery. About our options and which neighborhood is the best neighborhood for those options. We have to move in November. Sebastian will be at a new school for 2012-2013. We have another year at his current integrated (50-50 typical dev kids and kids with different-abilites) nursery school. And then he goes to a new school.
After dropping Sebastian off in his classroom, I headed for the director’s office. I just meant to have a short chat about our special birthday celebration we are planning for the whole class (stay tuned for details on that). I just wanted to tell her we needed to sit down to chat more about school options before the end of the year. Typically she sits down with families next autumn for the following year. But since we have to move in the autumn, I wanted to get a head start. We had an impromptu meeting right there that I don’t doubt was inspired by this trailer.
Being new to Toronto, I want to learn as much as I can about the education system, which schools are accessible and what programs are available for my son. Many of you know I am a strong believer in inclusion and as a former teacher I’m not interested in homeschooling my child. I want Sebastian to be a part of every day life as all kids are. I also want society to learn to understand that there is no normal and that kids with different abilities are are still kids.
This is just the tip of the iceberg on this topic, about as much as I have time for at the moment. I will post my answers to your questions, likely on Monday as we have visitors in town for the weekend so I won’t have a chance. Thank you for asking questions and I look forward to answering them. Please take a look at the above video and the links for Including Samuel and Meet Norm.