I'm your moderator and the parent of a healthy, happy, amazing four-year-old boy who happens to have cerebral palsy (quadriplegic, mixed type, with athetosis to be exact). I'm primarily interested in developing a cross-disability community of parents who's children are currently receiving special ed services or have IEPs/IFSPs (birth to 21). I want your success stories and your worst nightmares, complaints, suggestions, advice, etc. What's your experience and position on full inclusion? What are the best and worst places to raise a kid with a disability? How involved are you with the disability rights movement? What was your experience with disability before your child was diagnosed? How have your perceptions of disability changed since then? What support would make the biggest difference in your life?
Please post an introductory entry and let us know about your family and experiences. Also, please pass it on to other parents (they don't have to be mamas) you know who might be interested.