A fellow blogger and friend placed a wonderful post on her blog about asking for help in getting what we need to accommodate our special needs.
I have had to ask many times for help to accommodate my multiple chemical sensitivity and mold sensitivities. When my husband built this home for me I had to ask for a waiver for the required fluorescent lighting in the bathrooms and kitchen. I did this by first getting a letter from my doctor stating that fluorescent lighting wasn’t healthy for me. I got my waiver.
I have had to ask the notary at the bank to come outside for me to sign paperwork. I have had to ask doctors to allow me to be their first patient of the day. I have had to ask others to shop for me. I have had to get a letter from my doctor to be excused permanently from jury duty because I can’t sit in an old courtroom with its possible mold and all the fragrances and chemicals from cleaning solutions.
My motto is: It Never Hurts to Ask. The worst that can happen is that I am told no. When that happens, I find another way around the problem. I have to be my own advocate for my health and well-being in a world full of chemicals and toxins.
Please visit Miche’s site and read her posts. http://the-labyrinth.com/2012/09/30/how-to-ask-for-assistance-from-your-local-council/