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Re: [IPp] Re: School problems



Thanks Cindy,

It's nice to have help with this battle. I've been fighting it for 
years now. Educating the "unwashed masses" or whatevery you'd want to 
call these idiots is a tedious job, but we are making a dent. :-)

Michael


> Dear Michael,
> 
> Thank you.  I am actually keeping the corespondence about the school
> situation.  When I get stories from all these wonderful people about
> their situations, both good and bad, I am printing them off, and
> have started a binder to keep it ALL in.  Everything from their
> letters to notes I've taken after phone conversations.  I learned
> the hard way last year that EVERYTHING must be documented.
> 
> Michael, if you know people who will help, please, get them in
> contact with me.  Not just for Jessy, but for all the parents who do
> give up, like I almost did.  I can't believe I almost gave up.  I
> have seen the big picture now, I've looked past my own problems and
> realized that this just can't be allowed to happen to any child.  I
> can use any and all help.  I originally didn't want to go to the
> press about this, but it has become more than just Jessy.  I will do
> whatever it takes to make a change.  Whatever advice you have, I am
> grateful for.  You have been there since the beginning, giving me
> advice first about how to get Jess on the pump, and she got on it. 
> I have great faith in this group, that together we can all make a
> difference.  I can't do it alone though, so you have my permission
> to give these people my e-mail address, address, phone
> number......whatever they want......I'll give them an
> earfull....lol.
> 
> ! Cindy, pump mom to Jessy (8) dx 1/02, Julie (3)non diab. and
> ! Trevor
> (1)non diab.>From: "Michael" >Reply-To:
> email @ redacted >To:
> email @ redacted >Subject: Re: [IPp] Re:
> School problems >Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2002 13:44:45 -0800 > > > Dear
> Cindy, > > >
> >PLEASE document all of this in diary or something. You will win this
> >and when you do, this is a story that is BEGGING for press coverage.
> >You can not imagine what a positive impact this kind of story has for
> >other struggling parents that are not fortunate enough to be members >of
> our little "IP club". > >IP has a writers with press connections
> that can facilitate this. > >Michael > > > > Thank you. I did take
> your advice. Got in touch with an advocate > > who got me a public
> interest lawyer, who, from what I hear, is > > absolutely
> incredible. However, the school is not returning her > > phone calls
> as of today, so she is going to have to write a letter, > > we are
> looking at another week at least. They get the letter, then > > they
> write back, etc. etc. etc....they aren't taking or returning > > any
> of my phone calls since the principal e-mailed me what they want > >
> for the 504 plan. The lawyer is going to file an "petition for > >
> emergency relief" so that Jess can start school along with her > >
> classmates AND test her sugars in the classroom until a suitable 504
> > > plan has been developed. I am really starting to look at the big
> > > picture right now. Relief for all children who have problems in
> the > > school system. This just can't go on. If it weren't for you
> >
> > POPer's egging me on and giving me incouragement, I would have given >
> > in. I wonder ! how many parents end up giving in so that they don't > >
> "become trouble parents". It's just not fair to the children. I > >
> didn't know how or where to turn for help 7 months ago when Jess was
> > > first diagnosed with diabetes, and I got walked all over by the
> > > superintendent and the nurse, I ended up pulling my daughter out
> of > > school for over 2 weeks until they bent. I was lucky I had a
> very > > supportive teacher on our side, but unfortunately couldn't
> be vocal > > about it. I think this kind of thing goes on way too
> often, and I > > think our children are worth more than that! > > >
> > Thank you so much for all of your advice and wisdom. It has been >
> > gratrefully used. > >
> > > Cindy, pump mom to Jessy (8) dx 1/02, Julie (3)non diab. and Trevor >
> > (1)non diab.>From: email @ redacted >Reply-To: > >
> email @ redacted >To: > >
> email @ redacted >Subject: [IPp] Re: School >
> > problems >Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 19:23:17 EDT > >Cindy, > >I may >
> > have mentioned this before but please contact the ADA (advocacy >
> > >people). They do have a lot of experience dealing with school > >
> issues and were
> >very helpful to me in dealing with my daughter's > > school when they
> put up a > > >fight about testing in the classroom. The Office of
> Civil Rights (in the > > >Dept. of Education) has lawyers who are
> willing to file suits against > > >specific schools or school
> districts on our behalf. Not enough parents > > know >that this is
> an option. If you want I can check the name of > > the lawyer I
> >talked to. The principal gave in before a suite was > > filed, by
> the way. > >Cindy (Mom to Alex dx 10/92, pumping since > > 5/99) > >
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