Kiley Cove was a picturesque little town on the New England coast. The neighborhoods were neat, well trimmed, and aligned with the marketing that kept the town’s tourist industry booming from one year to the next. There was no room, let alone tolerance in Kiley Cove for sloppy neighborhoods, messy yards, and youth hanging on street corners. The town boasted up and down the coast of its streamlined efforts in education. There were two regional elementary schools that accommodated three coastal communities, one very large regional middle school, and two regional high schools, one offering a college prep track of varying levels, and another school that was geared to students who were perceived by the school system as not being equipped for college. The alternate high school offered an agricultural program along with other smaller, more trade school–oriented programs. The cultural boundaries and expectations were clear even to the most unenlightened students and parents.
This particular spring day Paulie was walking ever so slowly toward his house. Several yards ahead of him walked a few of his buddies who every now and then turned to look at Paulie, puzzled by his chosen iso-
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Publication information: Book title: Parenting Children with Learning Disabilities. Contributors: Jane Utley Adelizzi - Author, Diane B. Goss - Author. Publisher: Bergin and Garvey. Place of publication: Westport, CT. Publication year: 2001. Page number: 59.
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