Tuesday, June 8, 2010

In Which Connor Has An IEP Meeting

We had a much better day today!

Thanks to Connor actually getting food (and therefore sleep) last night, he was in a much better mood today.  He came home from school, took his nap and ate some lunch, and then we were off to his IEP meeting for the year, which went just swimmingly.  No problems at all; the school district actually increased the amount of therapy they're giving him per week without any prompting on our part, and they retained all of his current services, including his one-on-one paraeducator/interpreter.  Everyone raved about how much they enjoy working with Connor, and it was pretty obvious they were all enthusiastic about what they do and genuinely want to make sure that he succeeds.

Have I mentioned that I love our school district?  Because I love our school district.  Connor's teacher is amazing, the paraeducators are amazing, the therapists are amazing, the support staff is amazing, the administration is amazing-- need I go on?  Seriously, if you are shopping around for towns in the Pacific Northwest and you have a child with any special needs at all, Puyallup should be at the top of your list.

I'm so glad we moved.

~Jess

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you moved, too!

-j o'c

Julia said...

How wonderful that "fighting the district" just isn't on your to-do list anymore, and I dearly hope it never reappears! We have some testing scheduled for this afternoon in preparation for Ben's transition meeting in a few weeks. I don't think we're going to get quite the red carpet treatment that you are getting, but I hope we get what we need in the end. If not, maybe we'll wind up in Puyallup? It would be a *long* commute for me, but then I could cash in on that pie that you promised. (I don't remember the circumstances, but I clearly remember the promise of pie.)

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

That is great news! We are going to be doing our first IEP in August. I have heard so many horror stories that I am really dreading it. So glad that yours went so smoothly.

Christy said...

So glad that the district and everyone who works with Connor is so wonderful. What a blessing!

treasuresandsnares said...

I just might have to check out Puyallup ;) I wish we also had such an experience. I do like our current teacher and staff, but I wouldn't mind a new PT, and a new Director of the program. She doesn't like me and I really don't like her either...It is how it is... I am also in the Pacific Northwest... South Coast Oregon little town called Coquille. I may consider a move. I will keep you posted...lol

xraevision said...

It is so wonderful that Connor has access to all of the help that so clearly benefits him. We're currently at John Tracy Clinic, meeting many parents who have to search and fight for funding and services. None of us need that added stress on top of parenting special needs children!

 
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