Friday, October 30, 2009

Great Outcome!

We had a meeting this morning at Emma's school. We wanted to discuss Emma's diagnosis of Autism with her teachers and make sure that Emma is receiving ALL of the assistance that she needs. Her teachers do a GREAT job already as do the paras-we know that we are lucky.

We talked a little bit about her Kindergarten IEP (Individualized Education Plan) that will be coming up after the holidays. We mostly discussed what else can be done for Emma right now. The bottom line is that we appear to be on the same page. PHEW. Starting on MONDAY Emma will be attending the MORNING CLASS vs the afternoon class. The class is a tiny bit bigger, BUT she will be with the same teachers and paras AND she will get Integration Time with typical peers just like last year! With Autism this is VERY important, Emma needs peer role models to learn from. (It is a long story as to why this was not available with her afternoon class). So, while the princess will likely not be thrilled to rise early every morning the pros outweigh the cons. I think that this will be very good for Emma and worth a few groggy protests. Plus, I may be able to attend a little playgroup with Sophie while Emma is in class some days as these groups are offered mostly in the mornings.


Mom said...

This is very exciting news! Does Emma have an alarm clock? I am sure that she will do well!

mom2eliza-mom2ava said...

I had read these posts last week, but my computer wouldn't let me post a comment. It couldn't handle opening a second window? Don't ask me... Anyway, I won't leave all the comments that I wanted to leave now because we've already talked about it all on the phone! So glad to hear the news though. Raising a glass to you and to Charleston (wink, wink)!!
xxoo me, e and a

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