Author Archives: Renee Garcia

Mom to Kassidy, Kameron, Kennedy & Keeghan and soon to be Kellsey!

Welcome to the world of IEPs

From the time Kennedy was born I knew that eventually we would be part of the world of IEPs. I learned my acronyms… LRE and FAPE… I took classes on IEP law where I learned that if you weren’t in total agreement, don’t sign ANYTHING. We went to Kennedy’s placement meeting for Kindergarten and I…

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Why It Hurts

This is a re-post from my blog from March 2008, but the words still need to be said over and over until everyone gets it. I know I’m preaching to the choir here, but hopefully someone will read it and find it helpful today. Tonight I have been surfing the net and checking up on…

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that this month is Childhood Cancer Awareness month? Kids all over the world are suffering from cancer. Hospital floors are filled with children with bald heads, going through chemotherapy, bone marrow transplants, and surgeries as they literally fight for their lives. Before 2007, I had no idea. I knew it existed of…

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Making Plans

When my daughter Kennedy was born with Down syndrome in 2004, all my expectations, my dreams, for my child were crushed. I was heartbroken thinking about all the plans I had for her that may never come to be. Slowly however, I began to dream new dreams, make new plans, establish new goals. For example,…

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