Little Miss Smirker. 4yr old pre-k picture/2015
We had Ryan’s parent teacher conference last week. We are asking for another year of pre-school next year, but a less restrictive placement. So we want her Teacher to challenge her over the next 8 mos. so that she can hopefully manage the more independence placement. I will work with the District to plead our extra year of pre-school case. Late summer b-day, brain surgery “start over” and psychadelic drug wean. Fingers crossed they agree next May.
Her new pre-school would be a half day special Ed program and I can send her to ABA pre-school privately in the afternoon. More driving for me, more $ out of pocket, and hopefully more inclusion and challenges for her.
This year Ryan is the only child in her class not in a wheelchair. The other children are all also non-verbal and they are all boys. We LOVE these fellas and we want only the best for them, at the same time we believe that Ryan needs stronger peer models, and I want her to be around more little girls. Though, my jokes about her being the prettiest, tallest, smartest, most talkative girl in her class would not land as well, if she were no longer the only girl. Micah would tell you they don’t land very well as it is.
Stay tuned, tomorrow I may bore you with some 2016 special needs/medically fragile health insurance gripes. Tis the open enrollment season!