Transportation advocacy is important for people such as my family who don't have a vehicle and have to make sure our kids get to school. This is an update on my daughters transportation situation. We have had our paediatrician fax her sensory integration disorder diagnosis to the school so we can go ahead and call a meeting to write up her 504 plan. We have 2 things we want in the plan and that is to get her on the disabled bus with her brother because the big bus would be too loud for her and she's very kinestetic so she bounces around a lot and needs a monitor to keep her from hurting herself while she's on the bus, and we want to get her in with the OT at school so we don't have to worry about transportation to the OT at the hospital all the way across the county.
I am lucky that I know what I am doing because some parents wouldn't know an IEP from a 504. I can't imagine how frustrating it is for someone to navigate the system who has never done it before. We're lucky we have a good team at our school and the staff knows us by name because we are so involved. Things are getting taken care of but as usual with government beuracracy they make you jump through hoops but when it comes to my family I'm going to jump through every hoop they can throw at me because I'm going to make sure my families needs are met and that their rights are respected by any means necessary. Believe that!!