Monday, January 5, 2009

ARD results

After tossing and turning all night, worrying about Andrew's educational placement and the thought of losing his aide, the results are in.......we get to keep his aide!!!!! This was a very quick meeting today, probably lasting a total of 20 minutes. The music therapist did not qualify him for therapy with her, which initally I was upset about, but whatever! The committee agreed to continue to provide him with an aide and review his case every 30 days to determine if still needs an aide- which he will. YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was prepared for a fight but prayed for the best and I am so thankful that we came to an agreement on this one. Maybe it helped that we didn't have our sitter and had to take him to the meeting with us. He greeted everyone in the building by screaming out of frustration for having his nap cut short. It didn't help him that he woke up at 3 in the morning laughing for an hour. Thank you God for Baby Signing Time! It saved a huge meltdown by being played on Felt's phone.

4 comments:

Caitlyn said...

Yippy! I'm glad you get to keep your 1:1. We are so happy having one. Just remember, it is Andrew's right. He needs that person in order to successfully access his environment. I hope the person he has assigned is amazing!

Brooklyn and Kelly said...

YAY!!! That is GREAT news!

Steph said...

I'm so glad the ard went well!

Jennifer said...

Hi Brandi! I just found your blog through Stephanie McCord's. I am not sure if you remember, but my husband and I went to Prestoncrest, and tried to come to the Mesquite small group (but failed miserably:). (I don't want you to think I am a crazy blog stalker:) And, you worked with my friend Allison.

I am amazed at how your life has changed since we last saw each other. You were pregnant with Andrew when we were coming to the small group. I didn't even know you had moved to San Antonio. Your candidness, strength and love shine through your posts so beautifully. I am praying very fervently for a cure. And that good people and help continue to bless your sweet family.