Recently various petitions have been circulating the Diabetes Online Community, so today let’s pretend to write our own. Tell us who you would write the petition to – a person, an organization, even an object (animate or inanimate) - get creative!! What are you trying to change and what have you experienced that makes you want this change? (Thanks to Briley of inDpendence for this topic suggestion.)
IF I were able to petition anything, I would petition the perfect 504 plan. Yeah, an "air tight" 504 plan. It would cover everything from testing to lock downs and everything before, after and in between. It would be a standard plan, based on your child's disability/disabilities. It would be valid no matter where you lived. It would be binding and non negotiable. It would fit everyone... "not like a one size fit all" plan or anything... more like a "we gotcha covered no matter what plan". And if the school(s) didn't follow it... there would be serious consequences for those involved.
I think some of these schools need a wake up call. I think some people need a new lesson in humanity and understanding. I am so tired of fighting for reasonable accommodations. Things that SHOULD be a no brainer are a fight ... Wait! The school does not like to use that term, challenge, everything is a challenge. I call Bull Shit!!! I say if you have disabilities, even if they are invisible, you should be able to get the accommodations you need. Tools to help you be successful in spite of the challenges you face. The absolute last thing we should be given is a hard time... we have enough of a hard time... We don't need anyone to give it to us.
Crapstix... I think this just turned into a rant :/