What it’s like
“If people could look beyond the challenges, they’d see the person I see. He’s funny and smart. He’s loyal, almost to a fault. He picks himself up when he falls, and he tries again.”
As many as 1 in 4 kids show signs of school refusal at some point. They won’t go to school or do schoolwork — they may even make themselves sick over it.
“Elijah came with me to his IEP meetings. At first, he would just sit there quietly, taking things in. But by middle school, he began to be more vocal about his needs.”