My teachers were accustomed to the student’s personal care attendant doing the IEP tasks. I didn’t need one. I had an iep. they fought me on everything. The empty seat at the front of the classroom? didn’t want me to sit there because I’d mess up her seating chart. But I’m blind, can’t see further back. Everyone else could get eyeglasses, not me so it wasn’t like I had the ability to get better vision. Teacher Sitting in my pediatric scooter? He didn’t care I told him it’s mine and the will break it. It took me nine HOURS to cut ducks out of construction paper -that had nothing to do with enough English literature- with use of one hand with the fine motor skills of a 2 year old. Took everyone else 30 minutes. They didn’t care, teachers shrugged, wouldn’t let my mom help me. They would never give that task to a 2 year old. Admin refused to guarantee they would put salt on the icy ramp that I used because No one else used it. Back then, they’re weren’t ramps in the front of every building. It was behind the dumpster. What was I supposed to do, salt it myself with the walking ability of a baby? Had to ask the janitors to salt it since admin wouldn’t do it. They said sure. Can’t figure that out. That’s a safety issue. This was the late nineties. Long after mainstream began. I should’ve dropped out of school but it’s illegal at 14. Really toxic and adversarial. School is not meant for anyone.