It is very strange to relate the same story half a dozen times, and always get the same reaction... "So... have you found a good lawyer yet?"
Relating our meeting on Wednesday, before even mentioning that we were thinking its time for a lawyer, this has been, without exception, the first comment from everyone I have spoken to.
It is very strange.
Why should people need lawyers to get what the law already says is their right? And why should it be so common to need one that whole firms do nothing else but this specific type of law? Are schools really this stupid? For the $200 grand its going to cost for one due process, they could put together a decent in-house autism program, especially in a little system like this one. But instead they pay all that money to lawyers. Or spend all that energy in divide- and-conquer, instead of using it to help kids. What planet is this, anyway?