The picture below is from our play date on Sunday….it only took about five times and lots of persuasion to get them all looking at the camera :)..notice the sea animal book at Diego’s side, there was no leaving that in the car..lol
Now on to the blog….
I have decided that we need a second opinion psychological evaluation. I have been going back and forth about this for the past few weeks, but a conversation with my mom this morning helped me make my final decision.
I figure it can’t hurt.
The doctor we will be seeing comes highly recommended and is covered by my insurance (amen to this!!).
So I am hoping more like praying, that this in addition to the metabolic and genetic testing and the new speech evaluation, that I will get an idea of what Diego needs to progress.
I feel so lost right now.
But I promised myself that I would focus on the positive things going on in this blog entry.
I met with Diego’s elementary school on Friday. The school psychologist and principal sat down with me and we discussed Diego’s strengths and challenges, they were open, and it was so obvious that they cared. The principal said that she ahs a teacher in mind that has taught students on the spectrum before and that she will send her to additional autism inclusion training before this school year ends.
In June we will meet again with the current Special Ed team that is assisting Diego so that they can do a hand off to the team at the elementary school. The best part for me was that when I mentioned the possibility of a one on one aide for Diego neither one of them flinched. It is currently in Diego’s IEP that he get a Peer Buddy once the school year starts and I am interested to see how that works, hopefully an aide wont be necessary.
After the meeting some of my anxiety over Kindergarten was alleviated.
I am so thankful to have the friends (online and in person) and family that I do. I am not sure what I would do with out the support that each one of you provides. I have never been good at receiving, but boy oh boy have the past six months been a boot camp in accepting that I am not perfect and cant do it all by myself.
Who knew 🙂 ??
I only hope that I am as good to each one of you as you have been and continue to be to me.
I love you guys
The best thing about this weekend??
Yesterday morning at the end of our wake up routine of deep pressure massage as we say good morning to each body part, and clothes fresh out of the dryer, Diego nuzzled into my neck, grabbed my ears and whispered…
“You are so beautiful mommy”
There is no better way to start the morning than that.