[blindkid] Input for IEP Online Public Charter School

Jill Fass jillfass at gmail.com
Fri May 8 15:13:37 UTC 2015


Wow, he will learn so much more on the road. I can not help in any way, but
wanted to wish you luck and the education you are giving him will be
amazing!!!

Have fun!!

Jill

On Fri, May 8, 2015 at 11:07 AM, Christine via blindkid <blindkid at nfbnet.org
> wrote:

> Thank you for your question, here is some background:
>
>
> Christopher is completely blind with autism.  His public school years went
> well,  but we have another calling in life, and that has been to travel and
> inspire people in their faith, encourage those who are challenged and also
> families with special needs children with our story and Christopher's
> singing.    In April we had 8 events and traveled to four different
> states.  It has been rewarding to especially see sighted children realize
> that being blind is not a bad thing and Christopher is just like them, and
> just does a few things "differently".  We do not travel like this every
> month, usually just one or two events, but there is no "catching up" when
> we return and he can access his studies from where ever we are.
>
>
> With that said, Christopher benefits from the travel and I have seen his
> socialization skills greatly increase.  We visit museums and anything we
> can when we are in a state.  It greatly adds to his comprehension.
> Comprehension is his biggest challenge.  We take the subjects at his pace
> and we use different media (such as the DCMP).   He is below grade level
> with  this, but making steady improvement.
>
>
> The on-line curriculum allows us to move at his pace and learn in a
> different way.  It is pretty intensive for me, but I am seeing great
> benefits.
>
>
> The full time on-line status will restore his technology, o&m and other
> services.  It has never been done here, but then again, his elementary and
> middle school had never had a totally blind/autistic child.... so
> pioneering is part of my life!!
>
>
> Thank you for asking and Happy Mother's Day to all the moms!!
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Roanna Bacchus via blindkid <blindkid at nfbnet.org>
> To: Blind Kid Mailing List, (for parents of blind children) <
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> Cc: Roanna Bacchus <rbacchus228 at gmail.com>
> Sent: Fri, May 8, 2015 10:36 am
> Subject: Re: [blindkid] Input for IEP Online Public Charter School
>
>
> Hi Christine I'm glad that you are choosing to homeschool your
> son.  I have
> never heard of an online charter school before so I
> can't help you with that
> aspect of your post.  What are the
> advantages to homeschooling your son as
> opposed to sending him to
> a public school or a residential school for the
> blind?
>
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