Author: Melissa Pelletier

An Ode to My True Love

It’s that time of year when I take a favorite poem and bastardize to accommodate whatever’s on my mind.  This year, an ode to my true love, the mindless time-waster that makes me feel accomplished and like a supreme loser at the same time. 

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This is Abby. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, 31 days in which members of the Down syndrome community focus on awareness, advocacy, inclusion and respect for all individuals with Down syndrome.  My daughter was diagnosed a few hours after birth. * * * This is Abby.  She’s 7.  She’s in second grade.  A regular second grade class.  With the regular second grade kids.  I’m so proud of this.  Because my 7-year old, second grade Abby learns by copying and needs the role models of her typical peers to help her know how to carry herself in typical society.  Because she lives in...

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4 Suggestions for a Better IEP Meeting

If you’ve spent more than 5 minutes with me around IEP time, you know this process is the bane of my existence.  It starts with a fundamental dismay that I must fight for my daughter to have the basic right to an education that my son will be granted without question.  But that’s a post for another day. Today I just want to talk about the inefficiencies that, if addressed, could make this process a whole lot less frustrating.  Today I present to you 4 suggestions for a better IEP meeting.  (Note: If you work in corporate America, you’ll...

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