J – is for Justice A – Z Challenge Day 10


Justice is one of those things that all special needs parents search for daily.

Shelby County Courthouse, Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Shelby County Courthouse, Memphis, Tennessee, USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We look for it in doctors, therapists, schools, and social situations. We hope that it is sought by all that come in contact with our child. We want nothing more than for our child to receive a fair and balanced education, therapy, and medical.

We want him to understand that most people are in his corner, fighting for his rights. Not everyone wants to put him in a box on a shelf and forget about him.

For us, justice is a great doctor who listens to us when we say the medication isn’t working. It is a therapist who pushes a little harder each meeting to get to the root of the problem. It is a teacher who refuses to give up on him simply  because he melts down and can’t do his work three days out of five. It is a system of care that actually cares about our family – and does everything in its power to help us get what’s right for our son.

Happy Tuesday!

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2 thoughts on “J – is for Justice A – Z Challenge Day 10

  1. I really appreciated this post. I’m a Sp Ed professor so have worked with children with autism and really feel for what you’re going through. I also read in another post that your son’s IQ has been measured as 68; I’m sure you know that’s highly unlikely to be accurate because it’s difficult to measure the IQ of a child with autism because he or she rarely is able to perform to their best on demand. I wish you and your family well.
    By the way, so many of our posts are similar; I think we were cut from the same cloth.
    Rhia from Five Minute Piece for Inspiration (about # 800 on A to Z list)

    • Oh absolutely! He has issues with the testing, he gets nervous and rarely even completes a single section. We know that he’s very intelligent – in the areas in which he has an affinity, such as science. He reads at a 3 – 5 grade level, but his science scores are always at grade level in school. We don’t trust the IQ testing, never have… they can’t measure his intelligence using standard testing mean for typical children – it just won’t work. Thanks for your well wishes – we appreciate all the support we’re getting from my blog and those around us. It means the world to us in this situation.. 🙂

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