Good Evening Everyone,
I know it has been awhile since I posted but there has been so many changes coming up and our family is buckling down to see what happens in the days to follow. You see, our son is attending school for a Full day in a public school setting for the first time and he has not done this for over 11 years.
I could sugar coat this and say how thrilled we are and look forward to this major milestone in our lives and his, but we have seen the possibility of what if this doesn’t work out:-(. What is reassuring is that we know that he will have support, 1:1, peer support, para support and otherwise. But the what if’s outweigh the possibilities of success because in our parental expertise and background experiences, it did not go well in the past. He will be taking two general education classes in the 6th grade level class, we are unaware of how big these general education classes are, but hope that they will not be too overwhelming. We will just have to wait and see.
So our hope is that this is a milestone that we can look back on and say, we did everything right and did the best thing we could for our son and his academic successes. But this could also mean we have to slow it down a little more, so that he can become acclimated to the ins and outs, behaviors, social skills, teenage angst and bullying that may or may not occur in his lifetime.
We keep pushing on and fighting for his right to a free and appropriate education, but we also stay vigilant and aware of what may need to be changed and adjusted for our son’s continued success and overall academic awareness and success in this life.