I will say right away that it was not possible to get me a child to school without any problems. However, as elsewhere in our country.
The beginning of this red tape still had to winter. Appeared the choice of school. Thought where to arrange a daughter, so she went to school in his area. There were only two of them that came up to us. As you know, we would not have been taken to a regular school (at the daughter of the CRA – mental retardation and MMD – minimal brain dysfunction).
Having passed the commission, we were recommended to apply to 2 schools. One is in our area, and the second is a boarding school, even further. Without a car you can not get there. And if you get there, you have to get up at 6 in the morning.
You understand how difficult it will be for me to get every day with my daughter. At the same time, I am not yet ready to leave my crumb in a boarding school.
School № 1
Back in March, I chose a school that was located in our area. I read about it only positive reviews. It was renovated, plastic windows, its own playground and other benefits for the children. Warm and cozy.
In addition, when I went there with my daughter and dad, I was pleasantly surprised how kindly the director met us. We learned what classes they have – there were several inclusive classes with cerebral palsy children. In these classes there is a nanny who will always come to the aid of a sick child: if necessary, she will help with her studies, take her to the toilet, etc. The rest of the kids are absolutely healthy.
But. Children are engaged in a general education program. I realized that my daughter would not pull such a program. And in the second year there was no point in staying in the garden.
I was convinced of this when the head teacher called me and said that they would not be able to recommend this school to the commission because of our diagnosis. It’s a pity … I was upset – it was an ideal option for my daughter, and I would worry less about how she was at school.
School number 2
A little later, after passing the commission, we turned to the second school, which we were recommended. But, alas, we were not taken there either.
Contacting the commission again, they called the school back and we were taken there with a squeak. The daughter will be engaged in an individual program (for this you need to get help from the IHC from a psychiatrist). In general, as my mom says: The whole thing!
There are specialized classes for children with CRA. But I think that there is only one name … They have no special program. The child is simply isolated from the same as he. And a slightly simplified program. The principle is exactly the same – among children healthy, 2-3 people are trained with special features.
The individual program is different in that I will carry my daughter several times a week to school, where she will work with teachers individually. But it will still be assigned to its class, and it will be necessary to buy a school uniform too.
I will tell you that it cost me a lot of strength, work and nerves, in my condition, to endure all this. And this is to get the child to school!
And I will inform you – this is not all. We are now passing all the doctors, almost gone. Who knows what they want to give to our director and head teacher 🙂