High Expectations are Key!

Everything is possible if you keep the eye on the goal. One essential element to this is attitude of setting high expectations. A child with a disability may not be able to do what their peers do but they can learn to be functional and a contributing member of society. This only occurs when we have high expectations for our children. Low expectations lead to poor outcomes, especially in special education. Schools need to prepare children with disabilities for further education, employment, and independent living. (Purpose of IDEA at 20 U.S.C. 1400(d)) Congress found the following as they stated in IDEA: “(1) Disability is a natural part of the human experience and in no way diminishes the

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