Hello, My name is Brittney Potter and I am a student at southeastern Illinois college. I am currently taking an online class for children with special needs. For this week my instructor has we requested that get into a chat room and speak with some families that have children with disabilities. I have a younger brother who was born with Hershprungs disease for this he spent his life battling many challenges. My brother was never offered an IEP at school. In fact the school and teachers just made my brothers situation worse. He started to show negative signs from the atmosphere that he was in. My parents pulled him out and began to home-school. He started doing much better but still battles with his issues of the public. I would like to recieve some input from other families about their situations. This may be positive or negative. I would also like to hear some input on mainstreaming and any other topics you would like to discuss.
Thank You, Sincerely