I am opening a new unit for my new school. I have not asked for any supply money because I filled the room with my own things. But I was shocked there wasn't a student computer when there are kids with it on IEP's. I've been talking to anyone I think will listen about getting one, have applied for one through Donors Choose and have solicited "gently used" ones from the staff. Then the closet they gave me for changing diapers is just that. I brought in my own storage racks for clothes and diapers and bought a diaper pail on my own, but then I asked for a shelf to hold the gloves and disinfectant...and since there is no sink nearby I also asked for a hand sanitizer dispenser installed. Then I bugged the nurse and the sped. director for latex free gloves (I'm allergic) Finally, when my brittle diabetic collapsed on the playground and we didn't have a radio, I asked for one for the room (the other special ed. classes have one). All of my requests have been answered very positively and if I haven't gotten them yet, they are on order (radio). My question is, am I being too pushy like my dh says or am I just advocating for my kids, like I say I am?