Friday, December 4, 2009

Whew!

The big CSE meeting was yesterday morning. Many, many shenanigans occurred prior to the meeting, and Hubby and I wound up writing a letter to the CSE outlining our deep concerns about some of these shenanigans that we sent on Monday. This stirred things up a bit more, needless to say. All of a sudden, the person who had no-showed twice for an in-class observation of Kiddo turned up at school and observed her. All of a sudden, the principal of the school was there for the meeting. We were very, very, very stressed out by this time yesterday.

And then? It all went our way. Improbably, unexpectedly, shockingly our way. With our concession of allowing them to label Kiddo as having ADHD (which, for the record, we are not yet convinced she has, but a doctor's statement that she presents with characteristics that are consistent with ADHD was all the CSE committee needed), they continued her classification as a student with a disability, OHI. They also approved the continuation of her services, including her aide and sensory diet. After the meeting, there were tears and apologies - to us, not by us. My gob was thoroughly smacked, to say the least.

So, whew. Kiddo will be able to continue to learn and succeed and be a happy, well-adjusted first grader. She will have the support she needs so she will not fail. Whew.

I am a very happy mommy.

3 comments:

SwizzlestickMama said...

I am so happy you were able to get what you wanted for Kiddo. It sounds like it was quite a trying ordeal.

Teresa said...

HOOOOOOORRRRAAAAAAAAYYYY!!!!

Givinya De Elba said...

Oh Wow Oh Wow Oh Wow Oh Wow Oh Wow !!! I am delighted to hear that! What an ordeal it's been for you, and because I HATE moving, my heart went out to you when you moved at least partly for the reason that Kiddo would be in this school district with their good support services etc.