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ERIC Number: EJ1018868
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1544-6751
When the Least Restrictive Environment is Residential: Meeting the Needs of Our Son
Morris, Djenne-Amal
Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, v14 p18-20 2013
In this article, the author, a parent of Malik, a special needs child with CHARGE Syndrome, describes the difficulties she encountered with her local educational agency (LEA) in transitioning her son from the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts to the Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf (ENCSD). At ENCSD, Malik now receives the education he deserves from a staff of deaf-blind interveners who help Malik navigate his world, gather information, gain independence, and improve his self-help and communication skills. The author also presents four tips to parents: (1) Don't doubt yourself as a parent; (2) Activate your support network; (3) Persuade with perfume; and (4) Don't wait...escalate.
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center. Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE, KS 3600, Washington, DC 20002. Tel: 800-526-9105; Tel: 202-651-5340; Fax: 202-651-5708; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts; North Carolina
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