Thursday, August 30, 2007

Five frickin' days.

School starts in 5 days. FIVE DAYS!!!

I'm trying so hard not to lose it.

I've already put in a call to the school about conducting a hurried IEP to try and arrange transportation for Jaysen. And I have a call into his teacher, with the hopes that she'll meet with us before school starts (which would only leave tomorrow as an option) to ease transition. The district "Autism Specialist" said she didn't want to be pretentious and assume that the teacher would have time to meet with me. Hmm...interesting, since she's the one (the "specialist") whom at the end of the year meeting, said this was an imperative thing to happen.

If the meeting doesn't happen, I'm looking at it as a "well, you get what you get". I am trying to get this meeting to benefit both parties, Jaysen and his new teacher. If she doesn't have time to meet with us, oookay, but when he comes to you on that first day, and you don't know what to do when he's freaking out because you moved his videotape...well, he's yours to figure out now.

In reality though, I'm very available to the teachers, and they can call me anytime for suggestions to situations. Jaysen's Team is very good too. The RR teacher was his aide last year, so she's familiar with him, and will lend a hand. But according to the "Autism Specialist", he's not going to be relying on Ms. Resa this year- she will only be used in emergency situations. Ooookay! And what consists of an "emergency" this year? Perhaps when the lunch-lady plops a big mound of soggy vegetables next to his chicken nuggets? Yep- that'll be one fer sure.

Cheers to school starting!


Lisa said...

Hi there,

I'm loving your blog. Have a neighbor boy who's got autism and it sounds like you're going through alot of the same issues (with school and other stuff) they have experienced. I'll have to e-mail her your blog.

mommy~dearest said...

Thank you! Absolutely pass me on! :)