Why do school personnel insist that J. does not need a 504 plan for her diabetes care?
When is school nurse going to return my calls about meeting with middle school administrators and teachers to discuss diabetes plan? I faxed in the diabetes care plan (signed by J’s endocrinologist) on the second day of school. I received it in the mail the day before school started.
Why do I have to be the squeaky wheel to ever get anything done regarding her diabetes care?
What about kids/people with no advocate? Who is the squeaky wheel for them?
Do you know what I mean by “squeaky wheel”? Remember that saying about the squeaky wheel getting the grease? Well, I’ve found that if I am kind yet persistent (to the point of insistent), I get more done. I’m sure the school office personnel LOVE me, but that’s ok. I am not looking to be their buddy.
My mom says that this behavior is like the persistent widow. My dad says Mom and I are like little yippy dogs that bark and yip and bark until they get what they want. I say I’m going to be like a squeaky wheel and that no one is going to notice what J. needs unless I squeak about it until it gets fixed. When it’s fixed, I will hush and let things run smoothly, as things should run. 🙂