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 I spent Friday and Saturday attending the Partners in Policymaking sessions that are being offered in our states capital. It was amazing. We spent Friday afternoon developing vision plans for the next five years. We did this with the help of a wonderful facilitator named Jenn. Allin all, the whole class had a few laughs and learned about structuring vision plans into the form of a tree and its many branches. The leaves of the tree were the steps needed to accomplish the goal (branch). The trunk of the tree represented where we wanted to be in 5 years. I did my vision on our youngest son getting back into public school and getting through Junior High. Want to know what my number one goal is in getting him through 4,5,6,7, and 8th grade? Understanding. Understanding of what a Traumatic Brain Injury is, and exactly what his diagnosis means
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