Most dreaded day of the year

Most dreaded day of the year

IEP meetings are sometimes a curse and a blessing. One one side they tell you how much progress your child has made… and yes Lennon has made a tremendous amount of progress in all areas. One the other side, he is still so very much behind on everything.. reading on a third-grade level (he’s in 4th grade) ..math he’s still quite behind.. and handwriting, and processing and expressing. Socially at times still awkward, he is quite affluent in getting along with his peers, he’s surrounded by peers during lunch and learning how to maneuver the social how to hold a conversation and be interested in other people and not just talking about his own interests. You learn that Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Physical Therapy…

My warrior – the adventurer

My warrior – the adventurer

So at the end of November, my kid went on an overnight field trip.Yes, you totally read this right! The 4th and 5th graders went to D.C. to visit the U.S. Capitol and museums while there. WOW! While this was first approached I was skeptical about letting him go. Who would take care of his m medications? How would he fare without his family, without video games and mostly without me? Everyone around me told me I should let him go. Half of me agreed and the other half, well did not. And then Lennon said: I really want to go to the overnight field-trip with my school because it will be fun. Well, who am I to deny him such fun? Some paperwork form…