I was feeling at the end of my rope and started a homework log in April. It is a document with what Ryan completes during our homework sessions and how long it takes. The shortest homework session was one hour which was a day where we had no homework but we studied for exams and the longest session was close to three hours. We have had at least two nights a week where homework took close to two and a half hours and we work on homework six to seven days a week. I was getting no where with the classroom teacher and the special ed teacher in getting our accommodations reinstated to where they were in April so I included the principal and the head of special ed when I emailed the log. The principal emailed me back that she was going to have a meeting with the teacher and special ed teacher this past Monday.
When I met with the teacher to discuss the results of the meeting I was handed a form for information on ‘social services” in school from a resource person who has supposed to been helping us for two years. She has not helped us in any meaningful way in the past two years, except for a present for Ryan at Christmas. I do regularly see her in her office with the door mostly closed nodding out on the day she is in our school. I have gone to her and the help she offered wasn’t what we needed. When the district canceled summer school she wanted to get Ryan into a camp that didn’t really fit his needs. So essentially the teacher turned us around in circles to get her way of less accommodations. I am assuming this is with the principal’s ok with the fact I am basically then homeschooling Ryan after school while ignoring Aaron for up till three hours a day. I could have DHS called on me for the neglect of Aaron but the homework is supposed to be done. I am sick thinking about it.
I called a lawyer Monday and I am now on a waiting list for intake. Tomorrow I try two other lawyers. All of this is so not kosher. I am so sick of them punishing Ryan by taking away any time he has to move when the therapists say he needs to move to help his sensory issues and concentration. I can dredge up ten examples of where they are doing what is contraindicated for his issues on top of the hours of homework.
Onto food allergyland.
I emailed the kindergarten teacher about Food Allergy Awareness Week after Aaron asked me to talk to his class about food allergies. I am going to use the elementary presentation on the FAAN webpage and hand out a coloring page. The kindergarten teacher was so excited to have me teach her kids on how to be a pal to a food allergic kid. It amazes me the kids are in the same school because the reaction I get from the teachers is so different.
I have a feeling this is going to be a long summer of fighting and intakes just like it was last summer.