Jennifer's son is a young child on the autistic spectrum who is very bright, but was breaking down badly in an inappropriate placement. When I first met the family things were going from bad to worse and we needed another placement to move him forward. The school district has one of the most difficult special education directors. Despite this fact, the child was placed in a new program without the need for due process and is now thriving. The mother's comments follow:
I just want to take a moment to tell you how much I appreciate everything you've done for my family and I. I no longer am on eggshells on a daily basis, knowing that my son is receiving not only an appropriate education, but one he really enjoys. You've helped our family tremendously. I hope you realize that. You are a wonderful man, Charlie, and I know you do what you do from your heart.
Charlie, it was your genius ideas and your brilliant help in the meetings that did all the work. THANK YOU.