We had issues as I know some of you followed with our son getting into a program he had all ready been in for 2 full semesters. A program for remedial reading help. For some reason this year the Assistant Dean and the department decided his Environmental Allergies were too difficult for them to accomodate and they were removing him from the class schedule.
Luckily after many letters and a discussion with the Dean at the time we were able to over turn the decision and get him much needed help in reading.
That’s the background to my note for today. The Professor of the Graduate Students understands Neurological Allergies, she was concerned about any anaphylaxis issues but since he doesn’t suffer that she was much more calm about having him in her class.
What she did next is what really impresses me. She had the Graduate students in her class (the one’s you are working our son and even those who are not) had to do a research paper on Neurological Allergies, one of the requisits for the paper was looking at Corn Freedom and finding other sites to research.
With this amazing wonderful understanding Professor and the Graduate Student who works directly with our allergic son and the tutor who works with our younger non-allergic son has been amazing. They are all in e-mail contact with me as well as discussions after the course on how things went, what they asked of the tutors around them to aviod a reaction and how they plan their lessons.
I want to say thank you (if they read this) but I also want to let you all know that there are people out there willing to learn and work with us. Sometimes we feel completely isolated and of course totally insane (at least we are perceived as such).
As of May 2011, there will be 30 more teachers who have learned/studied and researched Neurological/behavioral Allergies, and hopefully they will help educate others too.
Keep talking and together we can get the support we need to make this life a little less challenging.