How about a family that has more than one child with special needs? While I can’t speak for every family, I would say that a marriage can survive, but… always a but.. There has to be communication. What follows is my 10 point list for marriage with special needs kids in the family. Communication Private time. Date time. Family time. Understand the needs of the family. Understand the needs of the spouse or significant other. Apologize when necessary. Love Laugh often Personal time. Communication No marriage can survive without communication. Communicate, communicate, Communicate. Oh yeah, did I say Communicate? Good morning, Good evening, hello, are the beginnings, but if that is all that your communication entails, you need to step it up a notch. Communication with your spouse can be as simple as a caress. A hug. A smile. Communication isn’t just about talking, though that is important too. Communication
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!
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