Last night I had a meeting at the school to write a new IEP and discuss the results of the latest testing. We also spent a great deal of time brain storming how to deal with the bullying situations. The staff at the school really likes him and find him a joy to work with. Overall, I am happy with the results, but still have some questions.
Because at the time we started testing, Autism was not in question, they did not do any educational autism assessments. Now, they do believe he is on the spectrum and have written a portion of his IEP to deal with pragmatic language and social skills. In fact, this social group that he is now a part of actually meets in the specialized Autism classroom once a week. However, because they didn't do their assessment, they couldn't take his doctor's letter at face value and qualify him under Autism for his IEP. My concern is that he will need this qualification to get the Autism Scholarship to cover the new school if he gets in, but the school psychologist says that is not the case. That I just need to call the district office and they will help me through the steps in getting the scholarship. Still, I'm going to be making some phone calls today to confirm this.
In addition to being stressed and in a meeting most of yesterday evening, this morning I am taking Jason over to visit the new school. We are still very hopeful that this will work out, but don't know anything yet. They mentioned concerns about his language scores and the "underlying cause" of his LD. We're still hopeful though and appreciate any and all prayers as we work towards this.