9/16/08

Advocate!

If YOU are not an advocate for your child I promise that nobody else is going to. You cannot expect things to change or get better if YOU do not advocate for changes. You cannot expect the school, the doctor or even the other parent to make a difference if YOU are not involved. Stop blaming the system, stop blaming the doctors, stop blaming the other parent and take an active role.

Do not think for one second that my children are the lucky ones because the school is doing what the should for them. Do not think that we happened upon the right doctor at the right time to get a diagnosis. Do not think for one second that we sat back and watched it happen.

I have worked my butt of for 6 years to get A what he needs and deserves. Why? Because I realized very early on that I was the only person who was going to be an advocate for my child. And I NEVER stop. Every day of my life I fight for him and I will continue to fight for him until he no longer needs me to fight, until he can fight on his own or until I leave this world.

Stop whining, stop being lazy, stop complaining and MAKE IT HAPPEN!

6 comments:

gingela5 said...

Good for you! I wish some people would realize that you have to get off your booties and work in order for change to happen!

Pennies In My Pocket said...

AMEN!!! The hubby and I have been very active in matters for our child. You are so right, if WE don't do it, notbody will!

~melody~

Twenty Four At Heart said...

I learned this lesson too very early on with my kids. Good for you for reminding everyone of this very important reality!

christie said...

AMEN! I have a son with autism and have been fighting for many years. I went through a year of hell and it paid off. He's in an amazing school with amazing teachers. It took awhile to get him in the right place, you're right - all that hard work pays off in the end.

Sometimes Sophia said...

Good for you. Well spoke!!

WheresMyAngels said...

Oh if I could count the number of times I marched into the school office and left in tears.