We are in a team meeting at Brooke’s school discussing, among other things, her summer services. The principal has decided to sit in on the meeting.
“So it’s a six-week program?” she asks, looking to Brooke’s inclusion specialist for confirmation.
The principal addresses her next question to me and Luau.
“So is there a reason that you only send her for six weeks?”
I answer, “Yes. Because you don’t offer ten.”
The room goes momentarily silent.
Brooke’s speech and language therapist asks the next question.
“So what do you do with her for the rest of the summer?”
I turn to face her as I say, “We hold her together with duct tape and string.”
I look around the table. “If there are any other questions, I’m happy to tell you anything you’d like to know.”
Apparently there are no further questions.
Commence operation duct tape and string.
Wish us luck.
Ed note: I’ve decided to give up my spot at Hopeful Parents, making today my last day there, at least for a while. I love the space, but it’s simply more than I can manage right now. I’ve asked the moderator to allow me to sublet my space to a friend and fellow autism mama. If it works out, I’ll let you know.
In the meantime, my last post is HERE .
Ed other note: On my birthday post, an awesome reader who goes by Cold Turkey (yeah, I know, best handle ever) left the following comment:
How about for your birthday we all head over to Parents.com and vote for you as the Best Special Needs Blog, because we all know you are the best. Here is the link http://blog-awards.parents.com/blog-awards/mom_blogs/407
Told ya she was awesome. Wait, I’m assuming Cold Turkey is female. Hmm. Maybe not? Cold Turkey, care to share?
In any case, I kinda love the idea of people outside of our little world joining us here on Diary. Especially new parents who might need to find this community. And really especially the ones who don’t know yet they need to find this community. Know what I mean?
So if you’re up for it, I’d be grateful if you’d log a vote for me at the link above. And while you’re there, vote for Stimey over at Stimeyland too, ok? Cause she’s an utterly fabulous autism mom – and way funnier than I am.
Ed other, other note: The editor’s notes are now officially longer than today’s post. Oops. Have a great day.