Today something has occurred that has provoked some response.
I’m currently in the process of getting myself back into uni, on my education course, I’m just about managing part time, bur i don’t want to let anyone down as i have had a lot of support from a lot of lovely people. Part of my course is that we have to complete a placement in a primary school.
I was set as was everyone else in school fairly close by, but as a pre caution i spoke to our general organisers about my condition and what I should do i.e. talk to them, part time etc..
I received this:
“We have spoken to ******* and unfortunately they do
not feel able to offer you a placement given your disabilities.”
Now i felt a mixture of emotions – shock, anger and slightly expectant.
It is good enough for these schools to take us on and let us have the experience but to take on someone with lots of additional needs us probably a lot more than they bargained for.
I was fairly steady until i found out that the school was purpose built with wheelchair access and disabled toilets! . . . Bit of a kick!
That hurt, it makes me feel like i have done something wrong or that I’m not good enough, feels much more person which i guess i silly as all they know is my name!
So we wait to see what they can find for me – in the mean time my sister is trying to get me into her school which would be fab!
My friends and family have given me lots of wonderful support and lots of wonderful anger comments which have cheered me up no end!