Ten Signs That You Are a Special Ed Parent

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April 27, 2010 by Marj Hatzell

10 – Your purse isn’t a purse it’s a diaper bag and it is full of PECS, chewy tubes, sensory toys and special diet foods.
9 – You average 8 hours of sleep. Over a few days.
8 – Your full-time job is filling out medical and educational forms.
7 – You know what IEP, ADHD, LRE, FAPE, ASD, PDD-NOS, CP, DS and IDEA are stand for.

6 – You are more familiar with medications, therapies and methods than most doctors and specialists.
5 – The last pleasure book you read was…well, you don’t remember because you are too busy reading books on development and special needs.
4 – Your kid may not talk but HOLY STINKING CRUD he makes a ton of noise.
3 – Your house isn’t baby proofed, it’s DISABILITY proof. You have locks and alarms on every cabinet, door and gate.
2 – You don’t mind hosting EVERY SINGLE family gathering.  Because, quite frankly, it’s so much easier for you.
1 -You know your life is really tough but you wouldn’t have it any other way.  Otherwise you wouldn’t know the true meaning of unconditional love.

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