Initial IEP Meeting

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

So....

In honor of our BIG Meeting ( initial IEP ) tomorrow I knew I to go back and reread the post over at Life with Jack and several others surrounding Jack's adventures at school.  Jack's Mama always hits the nail on the head.  I'm so thankful for those Mama's who have gone before us and write so eloquently about the process.  (Sidenote:  if you know of any other blogs out there about IEP's let me know....I'll be up all night reading and throwing up and reading some more). 

While we have NO plans...

And by NO, I mean none. 

Zero.

Zilch.

Nada.

on sending Alli to preschool when she turns 3, I'm still a nervous wreck. 

Like feel like my stomach is in my throat and I could throw up at any moment.  I can't wrap my head around the idea of this meeting and allllllllllll our questions.  I mean, I've written them down, but will I be able to.... 

advocate for her like I should?

dictate our desires for her in a way they will understand, will agree?

What about her medical history?

All the other kids?

The teachers, the therapists, the aides?

My head spins. 

While tomorrow is just an introductory meeting to the preschool program, it's still kind of a big deal. 

And I'm a nervous wreck. 

Did I say that already?

It's a day that almost 3 years ago doctors would have laughed, we would have laughed at, if asked, "What about when Alli goes to school?" 

I mean for real.  We couldn't see passed minutes and hours, let alone down the road to a day where it's actually possible for her to go.

And that's good news.

C'mon y'all.  Really, really good news. 

I still don't think there is enough Xanax in all of America to get me through. 


Jackie


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