Lost in the system: a father's story of fighting against the cut-throat business known as special education

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Author, Tom Gibson details his personal journey fighting for Special Education services for his son who is deaf. This is not a how to book! "Lost in the System" is a story interwoven with impartial Hearing testimonies and documented events and letters portraying an unflattering look at Special Education where school district personnel compromise on ethics and administrator's wheel and deal to save money. The story unfolds as Tom and his wife, Patrizia learn that their son, Max who is two and half years old is suffering from hearing loss and who eventually loses his hearing completely before the age of four. Max's deafness is the catalyst for a four year battle between Tom and his son's school district, The North Shore School District in Nassau County Long Island, New York to get one-on-one reading services placed on his son's I.E.P. Dismayed with the Special Education Industry, Tom attempts to get retribution through New York State but and administrative juggernaut stalls his fight for justice forcing him to draw his own conclusions about who really benefits from I.D.E.A. and No Child Left Behind (Federal Laws designed to protect the education of our children). The author says, "I wrote this book because I am fascinated and infuriated with the people within the Special Education Industry. This book serves as an open look into the Special Education industry for all parents working to get services for their child."
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display_description "I sat in meeting after meeting listening to Max's teachers say 'What a joy it is to have Max in my class.' They talked about this little boy always smiling and a delight to teach. Two years later these same teachers said we can't educate Max. Then the District wanted to toss Max aside after wasting two years of his education with no real plan. I should have known there was something wrong when Max said to one of his teachers 'I don't want to come here anymore. Nobody likes me. I have no friends.' Alienated and pushed aside from the moment Max entered the District it was heartbreaking to watch and wonder what was to become of Max. Fear overcame me; scared Max would be forever lost in an educational system unable to teach him. It became my life's mission to fix the wrong that was done to Max. I was plunged into the fight of my life against a cutthroat District more focused on penny-pinching than educating. Never was I more afraid of failure, knowing Max's education was on the line and even more disheartening was the knowledge that if I lose my son pays the ultimate price."--Back cover.
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subject_facet Deaf -- Education -- New York (State) -- Long Island
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Gibson, Tom
Parents of deaf children -- New York (State) -- Long Island -- Biography
Special education -- New York (State) -- Long Island
title_display Lost in the system : a father's story of fighting against the cut-throat business known as special education
title_full Lost in the system : a father's story of fighting against the cut-throat business known as special education / Tom Gibson
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