Monday, May 30, 2011

Round 2 Goes to ... Austin! :)

Well, Austin is going to be attending the school we applied for ... YAY!  (He was denied last year.)  I filed for a "cross-boundary transfer" a while ago to request a school that is better suited for Austin.  I was so happy to hear that he will be attending there and the meeting I was at this morning, I have to say, I was very impressed.  The team I met with were very thorough, understanding, supportive and professional.  I am relieved ... whew!  I am so grateful that we have this option for Austin because we feel that introduction to school is extremely important for him.  Everyone that I met with this morning considers that a priority, I couldn't be happier!

We will still have to file the report from the Psychiatrist after Austin sees her to ensure the funding comes through for him (Round 3).  The school is going to file the documentation they have so far.  They really are being very helpful and I am so grateful.

I feel that even though I accomplished this goal, it is Austin who is the winner.  He will benefit from this placement, and well, that's what drives me, to get Austin what he needs to succeed.  I believe he deserves the best and what parent doesn't want that for their children? :)

*HUGS* to all!


Danielle said...

My son (6yo AS) started school this year. I also had dilemmas about school. After we finally chose one, at the end of last year I took him into the new school for an hour or two each week to sit in on the class and get used to the surroundings. While he was there I took photos of the different classrooms & playgrounds he'd be in at school and they sent me photos of the different teachers (class teacher, music, sport etc). Then I made up a photo book social story for him about his new school. It worked a treat and by the time he started there he was totally comfortable with it.

Mommie That Gets It said...

Hi Danielle,

Welcome and thanks for the comment. Such a great idea! I really appreciate you sharing this story. Thanks! Wishing you all the best! *HUGS* :) Heather

Judy said...

That's wonderful that he got into that school...teachers and school personnel have a great influence on kids with special needs and it sounds like this is where Austin needs to be. So happy for all of you :)!

Mommie That Gets It said...

Thanks Judy! He has a little friend that goes to the elementary school. They are in different classes but it is nice that he will have someone there he knows and likes. I am so impressed with the support system there; we are thrilled! Thanks again! *HUGS* :) Heather