Colleen Leduc already had a lot going against her. The Barrie woman was holding down a job while struggling to raise her autistic 11-year-old daughter. She couldn’t afford to give the child the intensive therapy she needed, and was forced to send her to a public school in the area.
So she was completely unprepared for what happened to her and the youngster, an almost unbelievable tale of red tape involving a strange claim from a teaching assistant, a bizarre decision by a school board, a visit from the Children’s Aid Society (CAS) and most improbably of all, the incorrect pronouncements of a psychic. …..
Oh, and yes, this is a great example of what is wrong with the school system, so homeschoolers, rejoice. The problem is, of course, that this is also what is wrong with the homeschooling system … in ways that we will never know because it it done behind closed doors and out of sight.