That’s it! I’m done. I can no longer keep up the facade and make it like I will just “go with the flow”. For the last (almost) four (school) years, I have done everything in my power to ensure that Bryce gets SOMETHING. A 504, an IEP, or just a few SIMPLE accommodations.
LEGALLY, by state and by FEDERAL law, he is ENTITLED to services. He falls well within the IDEA provisions to receive services for his disabilities.
The Case Managers that my son has had over the last several years have all written the schools (two different ones) letters of explanations of each disorder, what medications he is on, and what serves are HIGHLY recommended to utilize to let Bryce have the best possible educational outcome.
No matter what though, these people have trampled over the laws, me, the doctor, the Case Manger, and worse yet, my child.
Well, to that, I say…
For far too long, the school system has bucked the Medical System. Now, I’m done playing around and having lies told right in front of my face when I forge ahead to get services during Child Study Meetings.
Now, I am looking in to pulling in a Disability Rights Advocate. Their office is located in Richmond, Virginia. This is the last step before seeking a Disabilities Rights ATTORNEY and fighting the Schools (Administration, down to the school its self) in court.
I’m not only going this far for MY child. But I feel that I am representing HUNDREDS of families in my state by fighting back and saying “no more!”. The Psychiatrist once told me that when I write to Congressmen (which I have several times), I am not only representing myself and my child, but representing up to 1,000 parents and children in the same boat as us. It’s apparently a statistical fact.
So when I begin the uphill battle (yet another) to obtain what is RIGHTFULLY and also JUSTLY my child’s to obtain, I am not only going to be fighting for him and my family, I will be willingly taking on the challenge to make a difference for hundreds or thousands of families in just my area alone.