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‘OH MY GOD,’ I heard. ‘Hmm?’ I looked up from my computer. ‘THERE’S A MAN POOPING OUTSIDE.’: Teacher shares heartbreaking realization ‘all schools are not created equal’

“I finally reach the window, and sure enough, there is a man taking a dung five feet away. He is smiling at us. A weird, creepy smile. At this point, I’m desperately trying to close the blinds so none of my other students get a glimpse, but the classrooms were old and everything sucked. As I was trying to put the blinds down, they broke. THEY BROKE.”

‘She met all her regular milestones, but her speech didn’t develop.’: Mom of 3 recounts daughter’s autism, rare Microdeletion Syndrome diagnosis

“The initial realization was a sharp kick in the guts that took my breath away. It felt like living in a parallel universe at times. I often had to switch from being an isolated, struggling mother trying to navigate this foreign special needs world to participate in ‘normal’ life with Isla’s sisters.”

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