OK Ok Ok, here is my update............

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Registered: 11-01-2004
OK Ok Ok, here is my update............
Sat, 12-04-2004 - 2:30pm

Ok, first of all, Sorry Colleen didn't mean to make you wait up!



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Registered: 09-20-2004
Sat, 12-04-2004 - 2:57pm

Great job!! You go girl! lol! That is great that you were so prepared. I'm happy that you got a good vibe from the teacher and classroom. ]

Question - did you have a variety of options for Olvia and school? We only had one option through early intervention and the intermediate unit. I was just wondering. I wish I had more choices. I was very disappointed when we were going through the transition when he turned three. I like his class, but I always wonder if there is something else out there that would benefit him more. Maybe our city just doesn't have as many resources as others???

Let me know how your journey continues to go with Olivia and school. Your doing a great job - pat yourself on teh back!!


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Registered: 11-01-2004
Sat, 12-04-2004 - 9:17pm

No Kim, you are not the only one.



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Registered: 09-30-2004
Sun, 12-05-2004 - 7:43am

I have but ONE word to summarize that meeting!!!!!


Holy smokes batman!!!! Rachel, you must've knocked their socks off!!! It sounds as though it were a very productive meeting & I'm really excited with this prospective school for Olivia, you must be so relieved! And you're exactly right, did they ever tell you the rationale behind the testing anyway? Too funny! I'm sure they learned fast that you are NOT the ordinary Joe walking in unprepared. Didn't you feel like a million bucks walking out of there?..........

So, what is the teacher-child ratio? When do you get to sit down to develop an IEP?

For transitioning her?.... Hmmm -- I LOVE the idea that you can visit often, that is really key. A social story would be great & I would even take pictures of Olivia getting ready for school (on a day you'll visit) taking a picture of her backpack on, a picture getting in the car, arriving at school, in the classroom -- you get the idea! ;)

I read your response to Kim & my heart is heavy too for if we lived in Vermont, Madison would get all the services she'd need *without* needing to be classified....... (VT is #1 btw with special ed)

I had a great feeling for you guys with this school -- I'm sure they know that they'll need to be on their toes!.........

(and no biggie doll, you didn't keep me up) ;)

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