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June 29, 2010

NOT BE WITH US TODAY ARE FACING ,IN ADDITION TO THE THREE YOU HAVE ALREADY HEARD FROM. CLAUDIA FLORES, AN 18-YEAR-OLD SPECIAL ED STUDENT AND MOTHER OF A BEAUTIFUL BABY BOY, CAME TO US READING AT A KINDERGARTEN LEVEL ONE YEAR AGO. CLAUDIA HAS MADE INCREDIBLE PROGRESS THROUGH HER WORK WITH DR. WRIGHT AND MYSELF. BECAUSE OF THE UNIQUE ENVIRONMENT THAT OUR INDEPENDENT STUDY CLASSROOM AFFORDS, CLAUDIA NOW READS INDEPENDENTLY AT A SECOND GRADE LEVEL. OUR SCHOOL IS THE ONLY SCHOOL THAT CAN GIVE CLAUDIA THE INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION, LOVE, SUPPORT AND UNDERSTANDING THAT CLAUDIA NEEDS. I MEET WITH CLAUDIA TWICE A WEEK TO COMPLETE PHONICS AND READING COMPREHENSION ACTIVITIES IN ADDITION TO HER ASSIGNMENTS. IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR CLAUDIA TO COMPLETE ASSIGNMENTS INDEPENDENTLY WITHOUT THIS INTERVENTION AND INDIVIDUALIZED ATTENTION. AMY TORRES AND JOEL GARCIA ARE THE PARENTS OF TWO LITTLE BOYS AND ARE EXPECTING A THIRD. OUR RECENT ULTRASOUND HAS REVEALED THAT THIS CHILD WILL BE MENTALLY IMPAIRED. THIS COUPLE HAS VERY LITTLE SUPPORT FROM THEIR EXTENDED FAMILY AND HAS RELIED ON THEIR SCHOOL FAMILY TO PROVIDE THE LOVE AND SUPPORT THAT THEY NEED TO COMPLETE THEIR EDUCATION AND PLAN FOR THE FUTURE. THE LAST THING THEY NEED RIGHT NOW IS TO DEAL WITH BEING ABANDONED BY THEIR SCHOOL. THEY WERE SCHEDULED TO GRADUATE IN DECEMBER 2010. WITH THE BIRTH OF THE NEW BABY ON THE HORIZON, IT IS UNLIKELY THAT THE TWO WILL NOW EVER WILL BE ABLE TO DO SO AS BOTH WERE EXPELLED FROM THEIR HOME SCHOOLS AND HAVE BEEN UNSUCCESSFUL AT OTHER

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