Did you know that the costs to incarcerate someone is more than it is to educate them? I’m sure this is the case in most states as would be the statistics that show that a fairly hefty percentage of the young adults and adults in prison have undiagnosed disabilities – learning, developmental, behavioral, emotional, mental.
This isn’t about scaring parents into thinking that their struggling children are heading to jail. Rather, it’s about asking parents to look toward the horizon, where high school graduation, driving, college, employment, and independent living comes into play. It’s about acknowledging that if your child is struggling today, they may well grow into a struggling adult.
No parent wants to know that their 4th Grader has dyslexia or their 9th Grader is bipolar. No parent wants to think about how their 6th Grader is going to manage through the social challenges of middle school when…
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