When summer came and we went into the extended school year, the school decided not to have the actual PT work with David but had a para who had learned all of Davids necessary PT from the PT do his daily workouts. I was fine with that because she knew what she was doing. Then just before school started, I was told his PT wouldn't be back. That is also when I learned that his old PT was still in the school. She had only resigned from David, but she was still working with other special needs kids. I was not happy, but my first issue was making sure David had PT. School has been in session three weeks and no PT. At first the school even refused to let the para's stretch David as no PT was overseeing him....but that did not fly and so the para's were allowed to stretch him. Then I happened to talk to a social worker friend of mine who asked about David. I told her his current situation and she told me that if the school had not provided a good PT for him by Sept. 1st that I should contact the state. Trying to be fair....I contacted the special needs administration at the school and asked first how progress was coming on finding a PT. I was told that they had been unsuccessful as of yet, but that they were looking. I then let them know that I was very unhappy that the old PT was still there but that the new one was let go. Excuses were made and then I was told that I was the only one that had ever complained about the old one. I went through the roof. I was the only one who complained because I was the only one who knew how she acted around the kids. Had a para and teacher not told me....I would not have known. I let her know that I was sure that if other parents of special needs kids were aware of what was going on......there would be complaints. I was met with more excuses and I was livid. I also let her know that I was not letting this drop and that if the old PT had done this to David.....she surely has done it to others. And even if it only happened to one child....that was one child too many. Especially when you are dealing with children who often times have no voice and aren't capable of defending themselves. How dare this school system.....my school system put my child or any other child in the hands of such a person who calls herself a professional. I am taking this to the parents, the superintendent, the school board and the state. This is wrong and how can this school justify such an injustice to these children? In case your wondering....when I am through....heads are gonna roll!
Add to all of this....the possibly that Z has mono again (we are suppose to get the test results Tuesday), money is short, days are long and I am exhausted......and maybe you will understand why this week has been nothing but one big RANT! Of course....things could always be worse, but when your ranting....you really don't want to hear that. You just want to rant!
Here's hoping that next week is so much better and that you all have a very wonderful and rant free Saturday!