Overall, our evaluation results meeting also went pretty well!. It lasted just over an hour and counting myself and the two therapists I brought with me, there were eleven people there. I walked out with a twenty-two page evaluation report recommending OT, PT, and ST services for Connor as well as an FM system, and two visits scheduled to visit the special needs classroom and the Deaf and HoH classroom.
I was glad that I brought Patti and Barbara with me, because it was really nice to have a couple of people there that I knew well-- it made me more confident and less intimidated by the number of specialists there. I'm hoping that the IEP meeting will go as well, though I usually go for the "prepare for the worst and hope for the best" attitude when getting ready for these sorts of things.
The coordinator was much warmer, friendlier, and more helpful this meeting, which was really nice. It turns out that she won't actually be attending the IEP meeting, however, which means the Deaf and HoH coordinator will probably be the only one from this group who will be there. Since we don't bring Connor with us to the IEP meeting, this means that the people making the decisions will never have seen him and will be basing the IEP solely on what's on paper and what I can bring to the table. This is a little intimidating, but I really hope that it won't be an issue to get the services necessary for Connor to succeed.