Saturday, September 18, 2010

Busy and frustrating

It's been a busy couple of weeks here. We completed Lex's evaluations for entrance into the school district and they were pretty right on in relation to where he is developmentally and socially. He'll start his first day of school on October 1st but his last meeting with his current therapists will be the week of his birthday so we'll be doubled up for 2 weeks.

Last weekend we did the Northland Autism Walk. Our team met our goal of $450 and passed it. We had a lot of friends and family come out and walk with us, all of them rocking the tie dye shirts I made. Team Lex was amazing.

This week Lex was moved over to the 2 year old room at daycare. While I wasn't happy about this idea I know they have to do it, one because of his age/size and two because of the numbers of kids they have to maintain in each classroom. The first day resulted in Lex clinging to his old teacher, but I had no information about the day because she didn't know. Second day was more of the same but I sent a communication notebook so we could try to relay information back and forth. After that day I was not happy with the classroom teachers. They made it seem like they weren't going to make an attempt to keep Lex interacting in anything. Nate and I had a meeting with the center director and the teachers yesterday to discuss their concerns and see what can be done to make this easier on everyone. I felt very attacked at this meeting like I was asking them to do something that's not in their job descriptions and that they just don't have time for a kid like Lex. They seem unwilling to do his brushing protocol or even give him a couple of minutes to unwind away from the other kids before bringing him back to projects and circle time. I understand that they have 14 other kids to think about but they need to think about Lex too. I got the feeling during the meeting they really want to have us leave the daycare so that's my intention. I don't want to but I want to do what's best for Lex.