Need opinions urgently please; school placement question
Tomorrow morning I have a meeting with my son's school. I posted on the main discussion board about my son's anaphalaxis episode on Thursday. I am being told by my son's allergist that my son's peanut allergy is rare in it's severity (although I am sure we are not alone in this group!) ..and that he is likely inhalation sensitive as well as ingestion. We already knew he had contact reactions.
My son's doctor said my son MUST be in a peanut free school, but I know my school district will not provide this. I had to sue the district just to get a peanut free class and allow his epi on the bus with him...so this is a request that will go over like a ton of lead bricks.
My options are 1)- find a peanut free school that not only accomadates his allergy but also accomodates his autism. Yes, he is autistic and has next to no awareness of his allergy. This is really compounding the problem as I am sure you can see.
or 2)- try to get one of those peanut-sniffing dogs. and , try to get the school he is in to accomadate a dog with my son at all times.
or 3)- i could homeschool, and I did this for years.I loved it too. the problem was he needs a lot of speech and occupational therapy, and this started becoming a real issue with cost. We paid 100 a week out of pocket alone, and that was just for speech. and, we arent rich. and now, i am going to school, and I am not going to be able to finish this easily if I can't ever drop my son off anywhere. Finding a babysitter for a 13 yr old peanut allergic autistic boy is not easy...
So, I think you all know where I am going with this. I am really stressed and would love some feedback. Where would you go in this situation if you were me??
Thank you so much for reading :)
-Stressed out mama
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