Managing Editor's Note: We learned that this school district hired Dr. Max Wiznitzer of University Hospitals of Cleveland on their behalf - which means against the family and child. Way to look out for the kids as usual Dr. Max. What - you had a break in your schedule as a witness for pharma in vaccine injury cases and needed to make some money?
By Melissa Barton
Anthony Westbury spent 2 years attacking me in my local news papers for defending my son Alex when he was "voted" (HERE) out of Kindergarten in 2008. Now, he is taking another swing at children with special needs in public schools. His latest article HERE entitled "School Bus Doesn't Stop At This House" complains that special needs children receive bus services but those living within 2 miles of the school do not. “If she was special needs,” Brend said of Alexis, “she’d get door-to-door service. That doesn’t seem fair to my child.”
After all we parents, and advocates do to secure services for our kids, WE SHALL NOT STAND FOR THIS. I have phoned Anthony, and his reply was "It's the parents comment, not mine." However, Anthony has a choice to include this and other comments or to simply let the ignorant comments stay that of personal conversation. Anthony is not a reporter, he is an opinion columnist there is a difference.
These services are required by federal law! Anthony Westbury needs to hear our voices. Send him an email at email@example.com.
Melissa Barton is the mother of three children, one of whom is on the Autism Spectrum. Melissa has worked alongside many nonprofit organizations which have sought her expertise in marketing, public relations, advertising and advocacy. Barton has frequently assisted parents of the abused in finding their voice in a public arena.