"Taking One Day at a Time" doesn't always work with people with disabilities.
This phrase certainly does not work for our daughter! She definitely stated she wanted to go to her unaccessible neighborhood high school with her buddies that she has known since Kindergarten. I started writing letters to the Bby. School Board when she was in grade 5 to give them a "heads up" that she will be there in grade 8, so an elevator needed to be installed. I kept writing letters for 2 years. When she reached grade 7, I had all the sent letters and their responses to me. There was still no definite reply, so my final conversation to them was that she would be in front of the school in September with the media present. Needless to say, an elevator was installed in time!
1. Always ask for an acknowledgement in writing stating that they received your letters.
2. Ask for a timeline.
3. Mention of a media being present seems to work!