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.
We are a family of five living in San Antonio, TX. Our son Andrew was diagnosed at 20 months with Autism. We knew that something was still not right about his diagnosis. After many doctors appointments with specialists and geneticists he received a diagnosis of Rett Sydnrome in November 2008. He continues to struggle daily with communication, swallowing, using his hands and with breathing. We really feel blessed with every day we are given and we are learning to love and live with life's many challenges.