Sweet, my bride and I get to have a couple of hours to ourselves tomorrow. 🙂 Thanks so much Auntie! We are going into the city, doing a little shopping, lunch buy some car parts for my truck, and then come home. Kind of a late valentines treeat for ourselves. Having three boys on the spectrum with the youngest being the way he is, it is difficult to find a sitter who can keep up with them. We don’t like to leave David home with the girls, as they don’t deserve that. So since Auntie came to visit for the weekend, we have a perfectly capable sitter. She doesn’t brook any trouble from any of the boys, and knows how to deal with their quirks and many blessings. So tomorrow, I will get to tell everyone how my date went with my bride. Hope you all have a wonderful day!
Well, in 25 minutes the rest of the kids will be out of school for the day. And what has been a quiet interlude for my youngest and I, will turn into a storm. Why? It seems that as soon as his siblings get home from school, a switch is flipped and he is determined to do anything in his power to get any attention that he can, doesn’t seem to matter if the attention is positive or negative. The jury is still out on whether or not it is the Reactive Attachment Disorder that causes or enhances this behaviour. All I know is that it is very frustrating. I can see how frustrating for him it is. He and I have talked about it, and he is usually pretty good at explaining why he does some of the things that he does. But, he has no explanation for why
So today, in the midst of the chaos of trying to figure out what the best path is for my family, I got a call from our state Department of Public Instruction. (DPI) A couple of days ago, I mentioned on my blog that I was submitting a request for a facilitated IEP to the Department. Today I got a call from the Department telling me that the school requested a facilitated IEP. A move that the Department admits is highly unusual. It is very rare for a school to think that a facilitated IEP is beneficial to them. So why are they doing this? Is it in response to the attack on my daughter yesterday? Are they hoping that if they give with one child, we won’t push them on the assault issue? I have been in contact with the investigative department of DPI as well. I asked them