David, our youngest was up and down most of the night with his cough. Poor guy sounds like he is going to cough up a lung or something. So I spent the night monitoring him to make sure he was ok. Long night. His breathing finally calmed around 5 am so I got to sleep a bit. You forget how quickly 6:30 comes until the wife turns on the light so she can get dressed for work. So I was up and about, got all of the kids off to school this morning, and then laid on the couch. David woke up briefly, long enough to eat something so that he could take his morning pills, and some cough medicine. Then he sacked out again. So I snoozed as long as he was snoozing. Had to lay some noise traps around his bed so that I would wake if he
Since coming online with the new blog and website on January 3rd, I have made an incredible number of new friends. Some really fantastic people are connecting with me. How lucky am I? ==== Back to the topic for the night. Have you ever experienced a Facilitated IEP? According to the website http://www.directionservice.org, a facilitated IEP is: “A facilitated IEP meeting is an IEP meeting that includes an impartial facilitator who promotes effective communication and who assists the IEP team in developing an acceptable IEP. The facilitator keeps the team focused on the proper development of the IEP while addressing conflicts that arise. IEP Facilitation is not used to resolve disputes unrelated to the IEP.” In the state of North Dakota, the facilitator is paid by the state, which in turn enforces the impartiality of the facilitator because they can’t be influenced by either the school district or the parent.
Good morning friends… Well, actually it is afternoon, but I have been up and about for about 6 hours. Cheers to you on this glorious morning. A couple of things to start our day. Last night, David had an incredible meltdown, his first since being in the residential facility. I admit, I did not handle it well. I apologised to him for my response to his meltdown. It happened, we are moving forward. Today, we are working on school work since there is still no apparent movement by the school district to resolve our impasse about David returning to public school. But, then a short while ago, I got a call from one of our care coordinators for David. She received a hand written Prior Written Notice (PWN) from the school district. I called up our advocate to see if she had received one as well. Never in my life