Today was the first day of school in 2011 and for Hope it started out on an optimistic note. Her class has has a new social worker/ therapist, who trained under the private therapist Hope is seeing once a week AND has multiple years of experience treating kids with RAD. And if that wasn’t enough good news for one day, somebody (besides me) noticed that Hope’s teacher was struggling and not all the student’s needs were getting met. It hasn’t been approved by the school board yet, but they are looking at a proposal to divide Hope’s class (12 kids) in half and change the 12:1:2 class to two 6:1:1 classes.This would take place by the end of January.
GB started 5 mg of Zyprexa yesterday, and today she was a bit more stable. Maybe just a coincidence, but I am allowing myself a little optimism. I have a CSE meeting on GB Thursday, to add the services the George Jarvis Clinic recommended when they said she was autistic back in November. I was told I had to reduce the stress in my life because of my neurological problems, so I already sent an email to the Director of Special Education, warning her that if they could not provide the new services that GB’s new diagnoses of Autism would require, I would be hiring the same educational lawyer I hired in 2008.