Six hours is the time we spent yesterday, working on just the BIP (behavior plan). We never even got to the IEP. My brain has officially turned into Jello. The kind with the little chunks of fruit in it.
I ended up hiring an attorney to accompany me to the IEP, and he went over everything with a fine toothed comb. I'll get more into that later, because I have to get to work, but I have something FANTABULOUS to share...
After I dropped Jaysen off at school, I went back to my car to get my coffee and my daunting "Big Black Bag of Advocacy". As I re-entered the school, I saw Mr.Sub and a little blond head in the office.
Oh shit- I've been gone for a whole 5 minute. What the hell is he in trouble for already???
I tried to hide in a corner so I could watch. I saw Mr.Sub point to another kid. Jaysen turned and followed the kid around the back of the secretary's desk. Where the loud speaker is. I heald my breath.
Holy crap...he's going to do the Pledge.
So I ran to the Social Work room to hide out (remember, if he sees me at school, his day is done). We waited a bit and sure enough, his name and another kid's name were announced, and...he did the pledge!
My son did the Pledge of Allegiance!
I was so proud, I got all teary. I was so happy that I was actually there to hear that.
It was a good day.