The Turning Five IEP meeting has been completed. The meeting happened about two weeks ago. Our IEP team wanted Little Al's current teacher to has some voice so the meeting was held at Little Al's school.
The meeting went very smoothly. I got everything that Little Al needed including the Autism classification that I have been fight for. The last two years had been nothing. Be a battle with CPSE and I am so glad that the battle is over. I have to last until August without blowing my top with CPSE.
I want to say so many things about what happened in that meeting. I think it is best not to make that public.I will sure that I am very happy that I have a great IEP /Turning Five team on my side. They see what I see. They see what is and is not going on with my Little Al without sugar coating.
The "final" IEP was sent home in Big Al's back bag today. I was very happy to see the true identity if my child written correctly in the IEP. As I read on I couldn't help but to get sad and worried. My baby is functioning almost like a baby. She is functioning almost like 2 year old. She is 4.5 years old. She is considered non-verbal.
I wish I could rewind time and demanded more services. Turned that 3 hour meeting years ago into 5 hour meeting. Stomp my feet and got more for her. I have to remember that I have done a lot for her and I can't beat my self up for what life has handed her.
I have to keep fighting for the best for her, celebrate all her achievements big and small and remind her that Mommy will always protect her.