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Sometimes when school boards worry about endorsing religion, they go too far the other way. This seems to have happened when fourth-grade J.G. was not allowed to hand out his Easter Egg Hunt invitations. A Florida federal court granted a preliminary injunction in favor of his student speech in Gilio v. School Board of Hillsborough County on October 5, 2012. It reasoned that J.G. was likely to win his arguments that the school had violated his constitutional rights.
A woman elder, a church employee, vehemently disagreed with her senior pastor’s position on a particular issue. She insisted on pushing her position until the Session finally fired her. Then she sued the church. But the Court agreed with the church that the government has no business telling the church how to manage its leadership.
My blog post today has nothing to do with the law for children with special needs. Instead, I want to offer a resource for living with children with special needs, especially when they have behavioral issues. I want to introduce my good friend, Melanie Boudreau, a brilliant, funny, wise woman. When she and I too rarely manage to carve out time for hiking, skiing, or camping, it's always a great time of sharing ideas and laughing together. Melanie started this blog of reflections on parenting children with special needs. If you are one of us who has been judged for having kids with brain chemistry issues, read it to be encouraged about your own family. If not, read it to understand another family you may be tempted to judge.