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Registering Adrian for School

By Joysautismblog @joysautismblog

I went this morning to register Adrian for school. I came armed with immunization record, proof of address, IEP, and binder that his teacher made for his new teacher. And of course I forgot something….we needed either a birth certificate or social security card whoops.

When I went in I told the lady we had some unique circumstances and I explained that Adrian had special needs and I motioned to his IEP that I brought. She said “ok just fill out this this this….” so I went to a table and filled everything out and brought it back to her. She said bring in the IEP the night before school when I meet the teacher…I wasn’t comfortable with this. I feel like whoever is going to help Adrian needs to meet me before the night before school. As she thumbed through my paperwork and saw some of my notations I think she realized that he needs a lot of supports and that it wasn’t a mild special need. After a little bit of confusion (she was filling in for the regular secretary) it was discovered that this school does not have self contained classrooms. Basically it came down to…this school is not going to have the proper supports to accommodate Adrian’s needs.

Adrian needs a self contained classroom, I just don’t see him doing well with full inclusion. He did have inclusion for some classes before, sometimes it went well and sometimes it didn’t. I don’t think it would be good for him. So now I am waiting for a phone call to find out who we need to talk to next.

Lincoln also has an IEP and I’m waiting for the director of the special needs preschool to call me back too.

I hope these calls happen sooner rather then later.

Finding out the school close to our house couldn’t support Adrian’s needs hit me in an emotional way. I almost wanted to cry in the office, thankfully I didn’t because I would’ve looked like a nutcase. It left me drained and I took a long nap this afternoon. I’m feeling better now, I’m just praying that he gets a good teacher and a good school.

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