Wednesday, September 26, 2007

A Bump In The Road

Yesterday was a bump in the road. At least we hope it was a bump, and not a trend... Yesterday afternoon our little man refused to do any work at school. The second half of the day was a complete wash. He wouldn't/couldn't do any work or, in fact, cooperate at all. He wouldn't talk to me at all. Full moon, maybe? Who knows. Hoping today is a better day.

Peace out...

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Getting Better

Well, school is getting better. Since Monday, he's been spending almost all day in the regular ed class. Maybe an hour - 2hours in special ed. So, definitely headed in the right direction. I know that he's trying very hard, and the teachers are trying very hard for him. At least we feel like we know what they are doing. I guess we'll see what happens now...

Peace out.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Let the fun begin

Well, I just got a phone call. The munchkin was screaming in the background. He was yelling that he can do whatever he wants, and that he doesn't have to do anything he doesn't want to do. I am at my wits end. Every school he has been to has tried to have him removed. The last one actually succeed. This is our last shot - and he's only 7. He is so totally out of control. Everything is fine as long as he is doing what he wants. The minute he has to do something he doesn't like, or someone tells him no, the screaming and hitting starts. I can't even imagine what will happen next. I don't know where to turn or what to try. I have to pick him up from school in one hour. So not looking forward to that...

Moving up and out

Well, the first day of the new school went...OK. He did not spend much time in the "regular ed" class room, but no one expected him to on the first day. I did not get one phone call, though. And, when I picked him up, he was relaxed and happy. He wants to go back and try again. When I dropped him off, he didn't beg me to stay, and just followed his teacher in. His teachers like him, and recognize his intelligence, even through the fits and non-compliance. I think this placement will work out MUCH better. It's still really early in the game to say for sure, but it certainly seems better so far.
Peace out.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

School Daze

OK, so it's been a looooonnnnnnggggg time. Things have been so crazy. Summer school was difficult, and then we started "real" school. This was the first year he was completely mainstreamed. It has been a disaster from the first day. They have called me everyday (for 9 days). Now yesterday I find out that NO ONE in the school has any autism experience at all, that the school last year exaggerated his progress ALOT, and that the "team" at this school wants him OUT. We have had to scramble to find him a new school against our wishes. I am beyond angry, and beyond upset. We found a school that has an autism program, but they are mostly profoundly autistic. They are, however, willing to do everything possible to work with him, stress inclusion, and may even facilitate skipping a grade if possible. He will start there tomorrow. We are all flustered, and I am, as I speak, writing a whole host of letters about this mess to whoever I can think of. What a mess. We can only hope and pray it works out for this best. I give it 3 weeks, and then I will reevaluate.