Great Neck, NY (PRWEB) September 05, 2012
Tom Gibson, an author from Long Island, discusses potential flaws in the special education system in his new book, “Lost in the System.” Mr. Gibson describes his experience raising a hearing impaired child and fighting with special education services to get his son a fair education. According to the author, “Lost in the System” is a realistic look at the special education in the United States, revealing the system’s attention to cost rather than children’s educations. According to Mr. Gibson, his son’s education was expendable in the affluent North Shore school district.
Mr. Gibson and attorney Lloyd C. Rosen from Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, P.C. will host a book revue to discuss “Lost in the System” in Huntington, NY. Mr. Gibson will be present to sign copies of the book. Since 2005, Mr. Rosen has worked with Wisselman, Harounian & Associates to give clients quality legal representation. A graduate of Hofstra University School of Law, he is well-versed in civil litigation, residential real estate law and matrimonial and family law. He has shared his understanding of family law through various speaking presentations and written work. The Revue will be held on September 24th at 7:00PM.
Mr. Gibson’s story began when he and his wife discovered that their 2 and a half year old son suffered from hearing loss. Less than two years later, their son was completely deaf. These events set into motion an ongoing battle between the Gibson family and the local school district, in which Mr. Gibson fought for special education services for his son. “No happy endings here,” the author warns his audience. Shortly after the tensions rise between the family and the school district, Mr. Gibson and his wife separate. “I was so blinded by my desire to get services that I lost sight of everything else,” he said.
Mr. Gibson is disappointed with the special education system. Eventually, he questions whether or not children actually benefit from programs like I.D.E.A and No Child Left Behind. These laws are designed to help children’s educations, not hurt them. To learn more about Mr. Gibson and his view of the special education system, visit his website: http://www.HelpAdvocateforChildren.com. Wisselman, Harounian & Associates is a highly regarded family law firm serving people in Long Island and the surrounding areas. To learn more Mr. Rosen and his legal practice, visit their website at http://www.LawJaw.com.