Tuesday, June 1, 2010

And the battle begins...

Just got a call from 'Tree House' that "They can not admit my child to playschool, as my child has down's syndrome and she needs to go to a special school. Whatever the teacher will teach (????) in school my child may not understand it and they don't have any special educator with them. So we can not take her"

Have they seen my child? how can they say she will not understand whatever is taught in the class???
Bye the way what do they TEACH in class???? in a pre school playschool????
By law they can not refuse admission to my child?
Why the hell they don't have any special educator?? They are there to make money, aah I missed it.
Pls don't ask me to mind my langauage, hope you understand how angry I am.

But seriously, what can I look forward? Getting into a mainstream school would be just a Dream?????

I think I should stop writting now.. I am just too angry and disappointed right now. They said NO for Playschool... this is just too much to take..

Any lawyers out there???? Mommies did you face this issue?? Anybody from Mumbai out there????
Are there any other playschools, which happly take differently abled children???
Please leave a comment here....


Devasena Hariharan said...

I understand dear, how u feel..just dont be upset..

Becca said...

Is this the only preschool you can send her to? Is it a public school, or private? Here, some of the public schools have special education preschools, designed to catch the kids up for their entry into a mainstreamed Kindergarten when they turn 5 or 6. The private schools can kind of do their own thing. We're about to start looking for a private preschool for Sammi for two days a week next year (and she'll stay in the special ed. public preschool 3 days a week) to get her ready for Kindergarten the following year, and I'm discovering that private preschools can kind of do what they want. If they feel that they don't have enough staff to supervise a child with special needs (often they worry about the child running off, feeding issues, etc.), they may not admit them. But I've heard of many, many private preschools taking children with Ds. Hang in there, and keep looking!!!

To Love Endlessly said...

I had called a couple places and when I told them Peanut had DS, they said the didn't have any availability BUT just minutes prior there had been slots. I finally stopped telling people she had DS and would just take her with me when I went to look at places. That way I could see how people reacted to her and they could see how typical she was. I didn't pursue anyone legally, although I could have. I just didn't want to fight with someone that wouldn't love my baby for who she is.

Tina said...

Right now Navya doesn't even need a special educator, she is still so young. I am sure there must be other pre schools in Mumbai, ask around Pallavi, don't get disheartened so easily this is only the beginning and there will be many such battles to fight. Stay strong

anushree said...

you are very right , above eveything else, she needs to be happy.and thats wat matters.
i'm commneting a lil late and I know she already has got the perfect play school for herself..me feeling happy for her :-)

Ashwini said...

Hi Pallavi- have been following your blog for a while now. She is growing up to be a lovely child. Happy for both of you for finding a school.