For the green issues it seems that we all want
*Less, no or bio-degradable packaging
*The ability to recycle everything easily
*Guidance and advice and help on how to lessen our eco-footprint
Now does that sound too much to ask?
For the issues regarding autism we also seem to want the same thing
*Equality of educational and social care provision for our children
*Acceptance and no discrimination
*Better education about autism and educational and social provision
I am sure that the list is endless for what other parents feel that they would need.
So why is everything so difficult?
My theory has always been that if you do not like the way that something is being done then don't bitch about it but actively do something to solve the problem. But even the most active and capable and intelligent person it seems can only do so much before they have an intense desire to hit their head against a brick wall.
And what do the majority of people from my Google Alerts seem to think the biggest problem is?
CLEAR AND SIMPLE!
For green issues
*bio-degradable packaging costs more money
*The ability to recycle everything easily costs more money
*Guidance and advice and help on how to lessen our eco-footprint-effort and costs more money
BUT surely these COST issues are shortsighted and will cost much, much more in the long term?
And for the issues regarding autism
*Equality of educational and social care provision for our children costs more money
*Acceptance and no discrimination - lack of acceptance and discrimination can happen because of lack of equality in educational and social care provision which happens because of the failure to invest enough money into these areas
*Better education about autism and educational and social provision-are you going to be educated on what you are entitled to if they don't have the money to give it to you?
It seems ethically wrong to deny a child full provision of social and educational care if their parents have spent their whole adult life working and contributing through taxes for the provisions they are entitled to.
It seems ethically wrong to deny a child full provision of social and educational care if their parents have been unable to contribute to taxes due to ill health
t seems ethically wrong to deny a child full provision of social and educational care if their parents have been unable to contribute to taxes if their parents are long term unemployed which is not the fault of the child.
I have to say that the civil servants who allocate the SEN funding in my area are totally unbiased as to your circumstances as described above-they treat you all the same and make you all grovel and make you all feel like you are scroungers who are not entitled to anything.
I once told one of these individuals that if it were their child they would work the system and not rest until they got everything for their child,the individual said she was offended that I should say that and it was not true. I told her that I didn't care if she were offended and It was true and if she surveyed all the local parents of children with SEN's the would feel exactly the same.
You can guess how popular I am with the local council!
And as for the green issues, well we all know the results of what is happening there .