Why Money Matters

December 9, 2012 in Special Education Articles by Jess

Years ago I made a job change.  I moved from being an individual and family therapist in an urban community mental health center to working in a high school for children with Asperger’s Syndrome.  One dramatic change from community mental health to private school is that I rarely have to ask (or beg) parents to come see me.  In fact, nearly every day there is at least one parent who “pops in” to see if I am available to chat.  What is even more interesting is that many of these parents that I see on a daily basis are dads.  My community mental health colleagues know that dads are usually the last family member they will see in the therapy office.  Even more interesting than how many dads I see is the number of these dads who are older dads.  Gray hair, available in the middle of the day, work from home if they like, and retired dads. Read the rest of this entry →

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