Subject: Went To School With A Children's Advocate
My daughter has NLD and is in fifth grade. Recently, I hired a children's advocate to help me get her help going forward in Jr. High. I have been told it gets worse with age. It is kind of like a disability you grow into and then these children become lost. The part about becoming lost scares the heck out of me and is one major reason I went in with a Children's Advocate.
This Children's Advocate told me, "She would handle everything." She knew what she was talking about but when she got in front of the school, she couldn't walk the walk and fell apart. I witnessed the school do to her what they always do to me. They were arrogant and rude. They made it known they thought we were wasting their time and kept looking at their clocks reminding us of the time. They were actually rolling their eyes at each other. It was very uncomfortable to watch, which is when I stepped in.
The principal said to me, "What is this crap about your daughter getting lost, anyway?" Well, if she would have read what I printed out for the team two years prior, she would have known about it but she never even read it and now I had proof. Her answer to me was, "All the kids are going to get lost in Jr. High." I agree with that. I don't even know how to respond to that. I truly feel this will by something my daughter will struggle with and since she has been officially diagnosed by a neuro- phycologist and he says this is totally possible then I think they need to accommodate for this. I am very angry over just this. I say we prepare for it before she becomes lost. Tell me am I asking for too much here? I feel like my daughter's rights are being infringed upon.