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[IPp] Re: Copy of Matthews IEP (very long)
Yes, I agree, your IEP was very thorough!! I can't imagine anyone
connected with schools in Canada ever reading such long documents. I have
presented teachers with a 10 minute reading summary of diabetes and have had
them ask me "Which part do I have to read?". Now I make them sit down with
me and listen to my presentation, (had nurses/CDEs do it a couple of times
and they were awful) and I know that their brains are just spinning.
Claire is in grade 3, but has had 5 different schools and 6 different
teachers in her life, not counting pre-school (dx at age 2). I dread
educating the new ones every year. At least at this new school, there are 2
other DM kids, the first time we've experienced this. The parents of the
little one in grade 1 have really done a lot of training and stuff for the
school, (so I've heard), but now the school seems to think that DM is totally
dangerous for this 6 year old, but is not a big deal at all for the 11 year
old boy, nor for my daughter. I always stress that DM is serious for ALL
kids, and that is why I don't like the confusion with Type 2 issues.
I go to the school every day at lunch to check bgs and calculate bolus
amounts. I'm happier this year as one of the playground supervisors/lunch
monitors is very nice and has a young nephew with DM. (The one last year
complained to the principal of the school about me the first day--the old
biddy!). But she showed me her sheet of medical info on certain kids--she
carries it in a fanny pack at all times--and there was no mention of my
daughter. Its most annoying--I spoke to the principal in June and again in
late August about Claire and DM.
I know its different for you in the USA who have some legal protection
on these issues, but I don't like to trust my daughter's care to anyone.
They just forget things too easily. At least now when morning snack is
"forgotten" by the teacher, it shouldn't result in a serious low, as happened
when Claire was only 4 years old. In the UK the headmaster wasn't even told
about medical problems--it just wasn't considered his responsibility. If you
didn't like it you were quite welcome to leave the school and go elsewhere.
Barbara, Mum of Claire 8
> Actually, I think the IEP I proposed was well said and covered literally
> everything. However, I am also no longer in the same boat as Cindy is with
> her daughters school. My sons school came to their senses and realized that
> meant business and if things were not done to my liking then all hell would
> break lose.
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