I get so stressed before any IEP meeting, even though we have always been exceedingly lucky with the school and have always gotten what the kids need. Yesterday was the meeting to decide if my youngest son qualified for an IEP. I was a mess reading through all the reports. They hadn't done one of the assessments I wanted them to do (which they did for me during the day before the meeting!). The reports hadn't come home on Friday like that were supposed to. I had numbers and questions and comparisons floating around my brain. So there were a lot of stressers. I actually felt sick to my stomach I was so worked up.
This is not my first rodeo though! I've been having IEP meetings since my oldest son was in K. He's going to highschool next year! I just don't seem to be able to get rid of that underlying feeling of dread before any of these meetings, even though they have always gone wonderfully. Does anyone else go through this? How do you deal with the stress? I'm just so relieved that I don't have another meeting until next year. PHEW!