Saturday, February 19, 2011

Your Government and Mine

Yesterday, two letters came in the mail. One was from the DDSO, who provide services in my state, which said GB was not eligible for services. The second letter was from the psychologist that did the evaluation on GB and said she was autistic. This letter said GB required DDSO services. I called DDSO, found the name of the person who made the determination that she was ineligible, and called him. I told him I would fax the letter to him. I went to St*ples and faxed it. Before I was back in the car, the DDSO man called back and said GB was now eligible and since she is almost 8, she was eligible for life. However, everything in the computer said she was ineligible, so it will take a couple of weeks to reenter it correctly.

I don't know what services are left with all the budget cuts,  but that will wait until Tuesday. Maybe our government is so inefficient and wasteful because they simply do not talk to each other. Both letters came on the same letterhead, so the people work for the same state disability office. Go figure.


In the Pink said...

The government....going to hell in a hand basket.

Kelly said...

Not surprised. It took me over three months to get Peyton's new birth certificate. It got paid for twice and I had to send "an extra $5 to get it put at the top of the stack" to save myself 2-3 months more wait time. Fishy.

Kelly said...

Oh, I forgot to climb off my soap box long enough to say I am so glad they recognized that she qualifies for services!!

Amanda said...

HI:) I wanted you to know I have chosen to make my blog private due to Joseph going back to his birth family and thier harrassing/stalking. I would love to add you as a reader if you will send me your email address.

My email is

PS I am sorry that is seems we have to fight for services for our children! I'm glad your sweet girls have you!!

Miz Kizzle said...

No government has any money of its own. Not one red cent. Every dollar comes from taxpayers. Bearing that in mind, our government chooses to incarcerate people at an alarming rate. The cost of keeping an individual in jail for a year is much higher than the cost of providing community services, housing, medication, etc. We need to stand up and refuse to let the crazy panopticon continue before we're all behind bars or under strict surveillance 24/7 in the name of "safety."