Archive for December, 2009

Fatigue and Friendship

Posted in Kathryn's Column on December 11th, 2009 by Kathryn Burke – 4 Comments

In my previous editorial, An Invisible Army of Advocates, I addressed the question presented to me by an elected official, specifically why parents of children with exceptional learning needs are not more active at the political level. As I indicated in that column, there are many reasons. But a simple and incredibly important reason is […]

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The Army of Invisible Advocates

Posted in Kathryn's Column on December 10th, 2009 by Kathryn Burke – 5 Comments

During a social event, an important question was posed to me by a School Trustee.  He asked why parents of children with special needs are not more active at a political level, particularly given the number of children who have exceptional learning needs. This particular Trustee had invested a considerable amount of effort in learning […]

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I Am Okay by Lisa

Posted in ADHD, Articles on December 8th, 2009 by Kathryn Burke – 2 Comments

My daughter asked me one day if I had any of my old report cards, and with a snort, I replied no… I never considered report cards a keepsake of my childhood the way I keep my own children’s report cards now.  When I reflect upon my educational experiences, it still leaves a bitter taste […]

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Why Can’t We Be Friends? by Kathryn Burke

Posted in Kathryn's Column on December 6th, 2009 by Kathryn Burke – 6 Comments

An audio version of this recording is available in two parts: Part 1: Why Can’t we be Friends? by Kathryn Burke Part 2: Why Can’t we be Friends? by Kathryn Burke Some memories are so vivid it almost seems like a DVD is being played in your brain when they are being recalled. The memory […]

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