Well, the issues at school really only became a bigger problem... Going to see an attorney wasn't what I really wanted to do... It appears that our Local school made a decision that they did not want or were not able to actually meet her needs...
It is sad that there must be certain steps followed in order to "qualify" for the "Next level" of services. But, as a tax payer, I would want it to be this way so as hard as it is I do understand.
I was asked to attend the 5th or 6th meeting since school returned from winter break. It was supposed to be a meeting to approve a re-evaluation. Seemed like a logical thing to do so I didn't think much of it.
I got there and one step at a time they walked me through their side of the story and then blind-sided me by saying, "You were right, she needs what you said, we are giving you and her both what is needed."
She will be transferred after spring-break to the district next door where they have a day treatment program in one of the elementary schools. The will be "able to deliver the additional mental health services" that she needs...
For some reason I am grieving the fact that now what I have said all along has been seen by others--and documented---and I really rather would have been WRONG! Honest I wish that someone could have proven I was over reactive and there was nothing at all wrong with my beautiful little girl.....
That and it is clear this principal is an ass.... and didn't want to have a not perfect child at his school. Plus the manner he responded to the sexual harassment he allowed my little girl to deal with was criminal...the way he handled it should get him fired. I am thankful I made it clear to the district Risk Management department that this is looking like a slam-dunk lawsuit and I am an Insurance Lady!
It may also be that the $125.00 consultation fee I paid resulted in a lot of bang for the buck! I know that he did send the release of information forms to the school...so, maybe that got them to get right?
I don't know...?
It has over the past several months become clear that the attachment is building very well lately. It sure has not resolved all of the behavior problems but the attachment we have is starting to feel very genuine
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