Fighting for my son
My son was recently kicked out of his daycare because the staff (in their words) did not feel they could handle his special needs. He had been going to this daycare for a year. My son has a mild form of autism and can walk, talk and is potty trained. At first, no one had any complaints about him. I suspect they were just trying to get rid of him because they consider me a threat. I had a couple of concerns about the center and reported them to the corp office. Shortly after, someone from the corp office informed me that my son was being removed. I was devastated! Children with disabilities have rights! I can't afford another daycare though. I am a full time college student and this particular daycare is funded by Head Start - the only subsidy he qualifies for. I called a few different numbers (Ohio department of job and family services, children services, head start association) and made it known that my son was discriminated against. When the staff was questioned, they LIED about what they said. The lady from the corp office claimed she never told me I couldn't bring my son back! My mother and sister were there with me and witnessed everything! They are just as shocked as I am. Now a lady from the head start association wants to have a meeting with me and the staff that told me not to bring my son back. How do I handle this and what do you guys think should happen next?