Government support for special needs students lags

I am a mother with a 10-year-old boy with special needs (ADHD).

To the Editor,

I am a mother with a 10-year-old boy with special needs (ADHD).

To see that the government continues to make the parents of special needs children jump through all sorts of hoops to get extra help in school is sickening.

Back in the 1970s there wasn’t any help for me and I simply fell through the cracks.

I will not sit by while this government toys with our children and our teachers.

Our teachers work tirelessly trying to teach our special needs children five days a week and to see that their employer wants to hinder their efforts makes me sick.

Once again the government is knowingly hurting the most vulnerable in our society.  My next vote will be for the NDP, because their No. 1 priority is our families and society.

If we do not help our children with learning disabilities, they have a huge possibility of one day self-medicating instead of flourishing.

Why this government chooses to find this acceptable is pretty clear – they care about making the rich richer.  The weak or vulnerable have no purpose, no meaning.

This angry mother thinks otherwise. My child deserves a chance just like any other child in school. Our government has even stated that this is true.

It is time to walk the walk and get these children and our teachers the help they deserve.

Angelique Larsen

Lantzville

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