Controversy With The Delaware School For The Deaf Task Force #netde #edude

I just tweaked this article a little bit based on feedback from the GACEC. The important edits were the fact that the Delaware School For The Deaf does provide services throughout the state, and the GACEC unanimously voted for the final report from HR 20 to not have action taken on it until the GACEC could examine the issues.

The Exceptional Infinite

House Resolution #20 created a taskforce to examine better ways to help students in the state of Delaware who are deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind.  At the June 17th meeting for the Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens (GACEC), Mary Ann Mieczkowski, the Director of Exceptional Children with the Delaware DOE gave a presentation on the DOE’s response to the task force.  There was a lot of discussion about this resolution and what it means for deaf students in Delaware.  Most services are currently provided by the Delaware School For The Deaf, based in Newark, DE in the Christina School District.  Many people connected with the issue feel strongly that not all students statewide are being serviced properly by a school that services students that are predominantly in the northern part of the state. Delaware School for the Deaf does have itinerant services provided by DSD staff throughout the state…

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Kevin Ohlandt

I am a proud parent of a son with Tourette's Syndrome and several other co-morbidities. I write on this blog to educate other parents so they know a bit more about not only special education, but all the really bad things that are happening with public schools in Delaware and the USA. We are all in this together, and if our children aren't able to advocate for themselves it's up to us parents! We need to stop letting companies run our schools, and demand our children get a proper education. Our Departments of Education in our states have become weak with fear from the bullying US DOE, and we need to take back our schools!

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