As a mom of a child with autism, and an advocate, the saying “Change Takes Time” is one I hear way too often. Honestly, it’s a cop-out for not doing the hard work needed today and sloughing it off for tomorrow.
A couple of years ago, I was at a meeting with our school district’s new superintendent of education. In my report for our inclusive education committee, I raised some of the concerns we’d heard from parents.
Not enough educational assistants (EAs), students only being allowed to go to school for two hours a day due to lack of supports, limited resources to help diverse learners, and more.