Last year, after receiving the news of Cami’s more recent diagnosis we continued on with another search. Our goal was to find an educational environment that would allow Cami to develop to her fullest potential while providing the necessary tool and resources appropriate for her needs.
Last week, I shared that Cami was placed in a resource room for the 2012-2013 school year. This placement was simply the first step in implementing an important decision we had made regarding her education; it was a temporary solution until we determined what environment would best suit all of her needs.
In our quest to find the right school for Cami, we plunged into conducting our own research. We discussed options with specialists, read countless materials of information, researched online, visited several different schools, and spoke with a variety of people experienced in working with children who have needs similar to that of Cami’s.
She needed to be in an educational setting that was able to provide the proper supports, tools and resources directly related to her vision impairment, while offering a learning atmosphere appropriate for the needs surrounding her secondary diagnoses as well.