Monday, December 8, 2008

Unofficial results

Ryan had his evaluation at the preschool today to see if he qualifies for services. He cried when I left the room but overall did great.

The good news is that he qualifies and he is in the school. He can start as early as January 14th but we are going to wait to decide. We love it so much at Easter Seals that I would hate to disrupt Ryan's world any more then I have to. This will be a very hard decision for us. Obviously, we will do whatever we think is best for him.

The bad news is that he didn't qualify for speech, which is the one thing we thought would get him in. I am shocked and not really sure what to think. I won't get the official, written results until January but that fight that I was so hoping I wouldn't have to do, might just have to happen.

So now I am in advocate mode. I guess it is time that I open up that huge book on Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that has been staring at me. I need to be sure I am aware of all of Ryan's rights and our rights as his parents.

Anyone BTDT? Any advice?


Cammie said...

glad to hear it went well Kelly, I was thinking about you

WineLover said...

I'll ask Beth if she has any advice