There is something I’m grateful for and it’s that we don’t have to dread dealing with my boys school. I think parent teacher conferences are a source a stress for many parents, especially those with special needs kids. When our kids were in the local public school system, it was an absolute nightmare. I’ve been very open and upfront about that. The public school system, in my experience, is grossly inadequate to properly and effectively handle children on the Autism Spectrum.
Having moved our oldest to Summit Academy many years ago, school has taken on new meaning. In fact, our middle child, Elliott began attending there this year as well.
The school is absolutely one of the best things to happen to my kids. The staff is very capable and highly trained. Summit Academy specializing in educating children on the Autism Spectrum, as well as those struggling with things like ADHD.
IEP meetings are quick and painless as well. I know how difficult those can be with other school systems. I think our last IEP meeting was done in less than 30 minutes. We never have to fight for anything. They do such a great job of providing for the needs of our kids.
I can honestly say, that we no longer dread parent teacher conferences either. In fact, we had conferences this afternoon. Typically, Lizze and I have to divide and conquer when it comes to things like this. Seeing how Emmett was in a bad place already, we decided it was best if I stayed home with him and Lizze go to conferences. While it isn’t easy for Lizze to get around much of the time, it’s better for her to handle the meeting and I handle Emmett.
I’m pleased and very proud to report that both Gavin and Elliott are doing very well. They are’t without their issues but the teachers are going to work through those issues with them.
I can’t tell you how comforting it is to be able to hear things like that. As a parent who has dealt very negative experiences in the past with other schools, I know what it’s like to go to meet the teacher and hear about everything your child is doing wrong. My heart goes out to those of you having to endure that. Hang in there.
If you’re in the Ohio area, Summit Academy has locations over much of Ohio. They are a great and affordable option. They also base everything at the schools around the martial arts. This is truly a beneficial thing as it teaches the kids, self-discipline, self-respect, control over ones body and build self-esteem. Our boys absolutely love this. Check out the video below of one of their martial arts promotions.
1620 Market Avenue South, Canton, OH 44707
We no longer dread parent teacher conferences. 🙂
I hope this helps someone…
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