Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Experienced Mainstreamed Problems
I want to respect Gnarlydork by sharing my own experiences with struggling to get my Deaf son to get top qualified level 5 educational interpreter in mainstream for tooo long time WHILE I'm a FULL TIME WORKING MOM! But seems ADA and IDEA laws are VERY WEAK SYSTEMS for the Deaf Education!
I may be so STOOOOPID about Deaf History... I may be WRONG if that Deaf mainstreamed started in 1970's.. I am not sure because I do not have much time to take Deaf Studies while I am a full time working mom with my 2 boys..
I already know that IDEA and ADA laws are still very weak systems.. Including my Deaf and 1/2 blind husband and I are still full time working parents that we do feel so much pressures from the hearing workers on our work floor. Seems that the ADA law do not have good systems on our work floor, too!!! We do still feel oppressed from our work floor but we managed go to work and then go home. We feel that we are suffered to pay our Federal taxes and seem wasted our time with the ADA law systems that are STILL WEAK SYSTEMS!
I did had my own experience with 4 hours of battle war in my Deaf son's IEP meeting before go to work. My Deaf and 1/2 blind husband was stuck at work and couldn't go IEP meeting! I was ALONE and got suffered with my BIG HEADACHE to go work on that night!! I was WORN OUT from the 4 hours war in IEP Meeting!! Plus my Deaf and 1/2 blind husband and I grew up from lack of education from Oral Deaf school here, too! That's why we prefer to have our Deaf son to get far better Deaf education than ours while we already experienced isolated in our mainstreamed high school without educational interpreter provided before the 1990's ADA law passed!!!
Thank you, Gnarlydork for your own express from your feelings! Hope you will feel a lot better asap.. Hope you that you will understand our situation problems.. Don't give up yourself, Gnarlydork!! I better go get busy myself. Smile, Shawn