Well, I just spent the afternoon as a Family Reviewer for Block Grants with the Department of Health and Human Services. Here is a tip, if you ever want to know where your federal and state dollars go, volunteer to review a Block Grant for Children’s Special Health Services. To see people do so much with so little is a humbling experience. I met some fabulous people who are passionate about their jobs. My most quoted line “How can you get father’s more involved in the lives of their children?” My second line “How can you educate moms on the dangers of prenatal drug use?” All in all, it was a fantastic way to spend a couple of days in Denver. More at another time. Tweet #fighting4answrs
When Our Kids with Special Needs Return to School Feel free to grab this button and put it on your own site, or use it in in a Restraint and Seclusion post on your site. Right Click and Save As … We all have to be our child’s best advocates. Just a few days ago I planned to write a back to school post about the kind of “back to school boogie” I’m doing as my children with special needs go back to school. But, my sweet mental boogie was derailed yesterday with a surprise note home from Logan signaling a change of teacher this year for his special needs classroom. Those of you who have followed the Cafe for a little while might remember a post I wrote a while back concerning Logan, restraint and seclusion, and the teacher who thought a rifton chair was good placement for him way too
We met with David’s psych team today. We are doing everything right. They are surprised that it has taken us this long to seek placement for him. We talked at length about the issue with David spitting up his meds, and were told that it is all about David wanting control. Has nothing to do with him not liking the taste of his meds. As much as I like this psychiatrist, this isn’t anything that we didn’t already know. So we are going to keep on doing what we have been doing until a bed opens up at the residential facility. He can be there for as many as 7 years. Another topic was our discussion of David’s behavior and its affect on my health. Yeah, not a good conversation to have. Related articles Melatonin and anti-psychotics (whynotfathers.com) forty hours and it’s affect on my health (whynotfathers.com) another night done.