Originally Posted by CSign
Are you aware that there are federal laws in place that require school
Districts and educational agencies to make it accessible (i.e. note takers, CART, if you use sign an interpreter, preferential seating, FM system etc)?
You should probably start doing some research so you can advocate for yourself. Educational agencies cannot unilaterally determine supports and services.
Yes, I know that.
We are trying to work with the school to figure out a solution. It is a pretty small school (AKA less than 300 students in grades 6-12), and since they don't have very many dhh students, or any special ed. students at all, they are, shall I say, kind of leery of accommodating me. If that makes any sense at all... Like, I can say that I need an interpreter, but they have no clue where to find one. (Even though I directed them to the IU in my area...) They don't know what CART is, even though I've tried to explain it to them. And so on. They don't think that I need accomodations for some reason - even though I do. They are FINALLY starting to get a clue. They have suggested trying a notetaker and front-row seating for now, and see how I do and what else I might need. (I'd prefer to try CART, but I guess a notetaker and front-row seating is a start...)
In elem. and middle school, when there were other people running the school, they refused
to accommodate me in any way, shape or form. I'm happy to say that those boneheads have since been fired!