This coming Thursday, it’s our first official IEP/ISP/IFSP/meeting for PX to decide on new & extra in-home services. We’re looking at an extra 2-3 days a week of sessions focused on communication. PX is picking up signs well, but still being stubborn about using them and needs a prompt to tell us his needs. It’ll be nice to get some extra focused help for communication skills. Plus we still have playgroup (yay!) and our usual generalized therapy visit and possibly a new group, a social skills group. Maybe I should just change his name to Brick.
My summer goal is to get PX as prepared as possible for pre-school and hopefully, diagnosis pending, he’ll be able to start a day program in the fall and get a good 8 or 9 months in before the battle for ESY. His early childhood teacher who runs the playgroup thinks he has a good shot, as well as our caseworker, considering PX has begun to use his peers as models for behavior as well as really opening up with his sister. He even played and shared with a new girl at group, on her very first day! She took a shine to all of us, too, even Rizzle who has no concept of personal space and sat right in the lap of this poor gal who doesn’t exactly do well with new people and situations. Only my kids!
So it’s been a good week for the kids. Apparently, not such a good week on the special needs front in general; all the batshit crazy has come out to play it seems. Bleach? Really?! Fucking batshit crazy, I say! And it seems #SNRyanGosling agrees across the interwebz & at Adventures in Extreme Parenthood this week. He even wants to dethrone Ms. McCarthy.
He gets my vote! 1-800-GOS-4ASD
Please Ryan, give us a little skin. Please? It IS to raise awareness after all.
It’s ok, just curl up in my lap, we’ll get through this. ;O