We had an IEP meeting for Brendan yesterday, which turned into fun with joking, stories, and laughter. What a nice change from some we've had. Our little guy is making progress and has a way to go. We believe he'll do pretty well once we get him through school. I love the school he's in now and the village that works with him. They are awesome! It's a public elementary school he attends out of zone because it has a CBIP class for autistic students. He's been diagnosed with Asperger's and possibly some other neurological disorders. He doesn't spend as much time there as he does in his special ed and general ed classes now but checks in and is monitored there, too. He did at first though. With one more year there after this one for him, we're all concerned about middle school. It's bad enough there for any students but could be disastrous for him. They accommodate him as much as possible to keep him on task and teach skills that help him learn. No way some of this will happen at middle school and high school.
Some of you who teach understand how this is and some who struggled with school for various reasons will, too. It's a challenge. I'm so proud of Brian and Melissa. Brendan is an entertaining child and extremely interactive and talkative with limited impulse control. This is teacher talk for a handful! LOL