Being a parent is the most wonderful—and hardest—job in the world.
A Hamilton, Ont., mother has filed a human rights complaint against her daughter’s elementary school, claiming it discriminated against the six-year-old for failing to accommodate her life-threatening allergy to eggs and dairy.Prepared by Division of Adolescent and School Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion The material in this report originated in the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Ursula E.Bauer, Ph D, Director Corresponding preparer: Sarah M.My district refuses to put them on a 504 plan until the parents bring in a written doctor diagnosis.I have been very firm with the Special Ed Director in insisting that it is our job to determine their disability. My parents are unable to afford a trip to the doctor and I don’t think they should have to. Morning: Mari, I want to applaud you for being such a strong advocate for students.Readers: I’m sure if my kid were deathly allergic, I would be a wreck.Even so, I’m pretty positive I would not expect a whole school to stop serving milk and eggs — two staples — just for my child’s sake.It explains the basics of the special education process and gives you information on how to be an effective partner with your child’s school. (2) This means that schools must provide eligible children who have a disability (3) with specially designed instruction to meet their unique needs at no cost to the children’s parents.This specially designed instruction is known as special education.(4) IDEA includes a great deal of information to help states design special education programs for children with disabilities.IDEA also includes regulations to protect the rights of parents and children.