It feels good.....

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Registered: 09-12-2008
It feels good.....
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Thu, 03-11-2010 - 3:57pm

(please make the "good" part in "it feels good" sound like Jim Carry in Bruce Almighty....)

.....that the wiggle pad and koosh ball are working for Gabe at circle time. AND the special ed teacher noted how better he was attending at circle. YAY!!! Finally, finally, finally, I feel like someone is listening.

We just had our teacher meeting. And Gabe is doing pretty good. I am so proud of him. He is starting to interact with people more. And his sped ed teacher told me I am a great advocate for Gabe (I blushed) No one connected with the school has ever told me that. I feel like she is going to advocate for lots of sensory stuff for when he starts kindy. She is going to our IEP/kindy meeting in April...it will be nice to have an IU teacher on my side.

Just had to share. It was great meeting. I like great meetings...



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Registered: 09-13-2008
Thu, 03-11-2010 - 5:30pm

That is good news! Having a positive meeting always make me feel good. What type of placement do you think he will go into for kindergarten?

We have been trying the wiggle pad, weighted lap pad, and weighted vest and none of it has worked. I'm getting quite discouraged. He cannot sit and participate and when it comes to testing/evals, you might as well not even bother because he refuses to cooperate. He has been this way since he started prek 3 years ago. I'm starting to have anxiety about kindergarten next year. In fact, just today I got a note from his teacher that he went to the kindergarten class today for literary centers and refused to participate and had to go back to his autism prek. I had a meeting at his school last month to talk about starting formal evals for kindergarten and I have an FBA March 23rd. Then sometime between now and May I will have an IEP meeting to talk about kindergarten placement. We have 3 choices at his school: autism kindergarten, blended kindergarten with smaller class size/higher teacher ratio, and mainstream with an aide. I just know he will not be making it to the mainstream class. I was really hoping he would but things don't look good right now. I'm already tired of IEPs, etc., and he isn't even in kindergarten yet.

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Thu, 03-11-2010 - 6:01pm

Sometimes all it takes is one person to go to bat for your child and things begin to fall into place.

                                

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Registered: 01-07-2008
Fri, 03-12-2010 - 10:04am

Great news! Glad things are going well! and I'm glad they have picked up that you are a good advocate. this also means that sometimes they will think you are a PITA but that comes with the territory :-)


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