When you are a parent of a child or young adult with a disability, you and your child will run into paradigms all the time. This is true with both visible and invisible disabilities. You become a meta-thinker because you must develop an awareness of what subtexts are influencing the decision making of people who have the power to influence your child’s future.
At one time my children attended public school in a district which prided itself on promoting its high-achieving students, exceptional staff and loving, caring community.I believed it. And when it stopped acting as a partner in creating growth and learning opportunities for my child, it became my adversary.