Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Checking In!


I'm still alive. School is kicking my butt. It's not that it is hard really. It's just that I've become a perfectionist in my 30's. I definitely was not that in my late teens/early 20's the first time around in college!

All of the information on "exceptional learners" is really hitting home. I've learned more than I ever wanted to about IEP's and inclusion...at a very opportune time! Some days my head is spinning as I think about the ginormous journey we have ahead of us with Kendall's education. But most of the time, I catch myself thinking how other people (people who don't have the time or money to learn all the in's and out's of special education) do it. There is just so much to learn.

And it breaks my heart how many people there are out there that just trust their early intervention programs and school districts to guide them in the right direction. We have been very, very lucky with a great birth to three team, and hope to have the same continued success in the public school district, but unfortunately Texas is in a budget crisis right now and everything seems to be up in the air. That whole thing makes my head spin too!

So, I am alive...I've just been busy with school and life. (which leaves little time to blog about it!)

Kendall's had a runny nose and cough. Her lungs sound clear today, but if it continues past tomorrow I plan to take her back in to the Dr.



Kerri said...

Hi Jocalyn!!

We are just now starting our public education IEP's. I'm so nervous leaving our Early Intervention program through CA Alta Regional, but at least they will still be on hand for an advocate since CA does deem my daugher, Meghan as disabled.

Kendall is just so beautiful and precious. I wish you all the good luck in the world going through this journey :)


Janet said...

We are starting our IEP's soon too. I'm one of those people who know very little about the process and like you are very busy with kids and work etc. etc. I wish I could learn all about it but feel very overwhelmed. Is there any quick and dirty cliffs notes type of resource that you could pass along?

Candace said...

Hi jocalyn,
Makes me shudder to think about the possibility of having to put Faith into the school system. It is my biggest fear right now. I pray that you do not have a terrible time of it.

Anonymous said...

First those photos are extraordinarily beautiful!

I just think it is perfect you are learning all that stuff, but don't be too worried about others - so many different people in the world - not all with children in special education are the same and most do just fine whether they are the warrior-type or the opposite.

Insofar as budgets go - I would say it comes down to a person - to the people who are the ones where Kendall goes to school. Down to a person - like the nurses - who you stressed over before you met the ones who became dear to you. Eh?

livehappy08 said...

Look. at. those. lips.