While Jon was dealing with his issues in the county of Kent, far away in the Kingdom of Del, up north and past the canal, lived a very special child in the county of Novus Castrum. Within the walls of Novus Castrum, there were several districts, and the largest of them was Christina. Many schools were housed within these borders, and many citizens of the Kingdom of Del lived in this area. There were many schools for parents to choose, so the area became known for it’s many public schools and charter schools. For the little girl named Maria, the choice was not so simple for her parents. Maria’s loving mother and father knew she was very different from many of the other children her age. You see, Maria was diagnosed as autistic.
This is the story of Maria’s journey, which isn’t over yet. While Maria didn’t attend a charter school like Jon did, she did attend many different schools. This is a story of impossible choices for Maria’s parents, Maria’s struggles, neglect, communication, and tragedy. Maria and Jon have some things in common. They were both children of the kingdom who lived their life with disabilities. The tales are very similar, yet vastly different. Words like inspection, fape, dap, special education, feeder, and communication all are very important to Maria’s story. It’s a story of two parents attempts to get the best services for their daughter who had a very difficult disability and needed extra care and support. Did she receive that?
To Be Continued….