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Don’t Call Me “Mom”!

Published on September 15, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

A friend of mine who is a special education advocate, and who also happens to be the mother of a teenager with a disability, brought to my attention a few years ago that she finds it offensive when school district staff refer to her, and other mothers, as “mom.”  As an example, during an IEP […]