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I want Plaquemines Parish School Board to reconsider their position and allow my blind daughter to use/carry her white cane at school. I am asking that everyone sign this petition and share it. I want PPSB to know that their behavior is unacceptable.

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Plaquemines Parish  School Board is violating laws set in place to protect people with disabilities for accessibility purposes. It is against the ADA(American Disabilities Act and it is a violation of my daughter's civil rights. The links to the laws violated are attached. Please sign and share to show your support.

Brynn was not born blind. She started loosing her sight when she turned 5. She is 7 now. She has a degenerative eye disease. She has no central vision and is legally blind.

The reason that the school is not allowing her to use her cane is because "she doesnt need it". They did an assessment on her. The assessment said that Brynn traveled well in familiar places and in bright lighting. She did not travel well in unfamiliar places or dim lighting. She ran into things, tripped. The assessment recommended giving services. They will be providing Orientation and Mobility services. I was told that my daughter could only use the cane DURING O & M instruction only. Furthermore, that her having the cane on the bus is a "liability".

https://www.legis.la.gov/legis/Law.aspx?d=100501

https://www.legis.la.gov/legis/Law.aspx?d=100503



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