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Pitting parents against each other is a crude bully tactic

Sarah Caden


Uncertainty on reopening for special needs kids and accusations of entitlement are pushing us to the limit, writes Sarah Caden

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CRUCIAL: Teachers and SNAs are often the only support network outside of the family home

CRUCIAL: Teachers and SNAs are often the only support network outside of the family home

CRUCIAL: Teachers and SNAs are often the only support network outside of the family home

Someone asked me last weekend if my daughter was looking forward to going back to school as part of the partial reopening for children with special needs. No, I told them, we haven't breathed a word of it to her, and we wouldn't be until we were heading out the door to bring her there. Or, perhaps, at the school gate. Or, just to be on the safe side, actually in the classroom.

It's hard to know how to respond in these situations, as all parents of a child with special needs will know.


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