I don't believe he has Autism, however... he does have sensory issues-- enough that the Developmental Pediatrician says he has Sensory Processing Disorder--
but at this point -
I will be happy to have an IEP with a classification for Autism -- just to get services for Shane.
I behaved myself during the meeting, even though I wanted to cause a huge disruption-- It seemed that every time they let the teacher talk-- she got more and more animated and dramatic about Shane.
I asked if they would..."let" him eat lunch or have recess-- or even library so that he can re-learn how to do these things... --- My advocate asked also for Shane to have lunch at school and today the teacher called to say Yes, Shane can have lunch at school -- but he must behave himself and he must also bring his lunch so that he doesn't have to make any choices and stand in a long line. I am very happy at this small concession-- but very angry that the school (or teacher) is controlling all the details. I know that if I really wanted to I could get lawyer and really rock the boat-- but I don't figure that would be the best course of action.
I just want my son to be in school and be included...
what happened to the least restrictive enviroment?There were a lot of professionals at this meeting and I happened to know all but one-- so that -- was helpful--
I would love for prayers of patience and skill in holding my tongue --
Why does this have to be such a fight?
Why does the teacher constantly attempt to undermine me as a parent?
More testing results from the school, show that Shane is already at the benchmark -- for the end of school-- so even though the school considers him a behavior problem-- he is smart!
I do hope that he is able to get TAG [talented and gifted] services next year~