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Lilli's Fight for Disability Rights

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Raised by 88 people in 15 months
Please donate to Lilli’s legal fees and help us defend the rights of kids with disabilities to appropriate assessments and education.  

Our Kids Deserve Better

Delay and deny.   All too often public schools are failing our children with disabilities through a lack of awareness and understanding of their unique needs.  Please stand with Lilli and our family as we fight for her right to an appropriate education.  The outcome of Lilli’s case will impact not only her future but the future of so many other children with disabilities.   Together we can make a difference.  Join us in fighting for a brighter future for our children.



 Lilli’s Story

   Our daughter Lillianne Davis, affectionately known as “Lilli”, is a beautiful, caring, intelligent, and inquisitive 13-year-old.  Lilli has dreams of exploring the world through travel, science, and environmental studies.  Lilli is capable of endless possibilities with the appropriate education that meets her unique needs. Unfortunately, to date, Lilli’s needs have not been appropriately met by the public school system.  In fact, our school system chose to take Lilli to court over assessments we requested.

    In 2017 Lilli was formally diagnosed with Dyslexia and Auditory Processing Disorder through private assessments, in addition to her previous diagnoses of Autism and Genetic Differences.  Despite years of struggling with reading and writing concepts, her public school failed to identify these disabilities causing years of unnecessary frustration and the loss of critical instruction for Lilli. 

    We cannot stand by while a precedent is set to deny children appropriate assessments.  Our family has been forced to take a stance in protecting not only the rights of our daughter, but also the rights of all children with disabilities to receive an appropriate education driven by appropriate assessments.  Our family is mentally, physically, and financially exhausted.  However, as a military family we share the core belief that we must not back down from what is difficult.  Instead, we must face our challenges as one unit and fight injustice for all who cannot.  The costs are substantial and legal fees are anticipated in excess of $50,000.  A win will not only help Lilli, but numerous other children with disabilities, get the education they need and deserve.


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Thank you for your support for Lilli and for all children with disabilities! 



Song written and performed by Victoria and Angelina Davis
Puppy Photo: Glorianna Picini Photography LLC
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Lilli's 9th grade year has been a blessing and difficult. Lilli studies daily, devoting most of her free time to learning the STEM concepts at which she excels. We are constantly proud of her dedication and accomplishment.

Since the start of the school year Lilli has been repeatedly called out in front of class for features of her disabilities, graded by peers on eye contact and articulation, chastised in front class for misunderstanding instructions and starting an assignment too early, required to write a letter to the teacher thanking the teacher for not giving her a zero. These incidents are painful for all of us who love and support Lilli, and experiences Lilli and so many others like her carry for life. Experiences that repeatedly send the message of being less than, and which all of us have the duty to fight against.

As we conclude our year, it is a time of reflection and appreciation for all who have stood in support of our family. We started 2018 fighting for Lilli’s rights in court and continued the fight as Matt deployed to Afghanistan and returned.

We have so far to go in raising disability awareness. To the many many other families walking these same difficult roads with your children, we stand by your side. As Lilli's case winds slowly through the court system for another year, please continue to support her voice through sharing and giving. We need change for our children who are differently abled and equally gifted.
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As Lilli prepares to deliver her first STEM presentation today, her case moves forward in District Court. Last week the judge dismissed Anne Arundel County Public School's motion to dismiss Lilli's case. It is a long road fighting for the rights of children with disabilities. Lilli's legal fees continue to mount as she fights for herself and for children like her. Please keep sharing!!
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Lilli's younger sister, Angelina, is also raising her voice to fight for the rights of children with disabilities!

https://foxbaltimore.com/news/project-baltimore/md-schools-lead-region-in-disability-discrimination-cases-10-11-2018

Please continue to share and support the right for ALL children to receive equality in education.
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Today Lilli started high school, as her case proceeds forward in district court. We are so proud of her voice, fighting for the rights of children with disabilities. ALL children deserve high expectations and bright futures.
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