Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The continuing story --- it's never ending, I fear

december 17 2008

About a month ago we got a letter stating that one of the council medical carreermakers, specialised in youth, had decided that my autistic son was fit enough to go to school.
She'd only spoken with the council representative, who is harassing us now nearly a year about this issue, and she'd read a letter of his therapist, who stated he was only fit for an auticlass, which won't accept new pupils.

I had no words for the fact that a doctor forms an opinion without even seeing the parents of the child.
In fact the whole issue stressed me out completely. It almost never happens, but I couldn't talk about it anymore.

I fought the fact that that doctor made a decision that way.
To me it was also clear that the council shouldn't have taken our request to process it, because it was not completed up to the legal standards. So I also stated that at a hearing.

Well today I got the result.
It was like they didn't even hear me or had seen my letters.

They have decided that my son is fit to go to school.
HE IS NOT!!!

So the whole problem starts over again........................

and I just can't take it anymore.

I guess that it'll be a courtcase...




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3 comments:

  1. so sorry to hear about this latest development... it must be extraordinarily frustrating for you and your family. I too can't believe a decision was made without actually meeting you and your child. Hang in there!

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  2. It's ridiculous, isn't it? My 17 y.o. developmentally disabled daughter is in a weekly social skills group and monthly private sessions with the therapist that runs the group, on the advice of her doctor and multiple social workers we've worked with. I can't tell you how many times I've gotten letters from the insurance company saying they won't cover more than bimonthly social skills and no private sessions because "her medical needs don't warrant that level of care"! How the hell do they know, they've never met her!!!

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  3. Sorry to hear you going through such a tough time with all this. The school system can really be a pain to work with at times and some Doctors don't make it any better either. Sounds like you're being a great advocate for your son though, I hope things get better for you.

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