Join Date: Oct 2004
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Gosh, is that LEGAL? They are allowed to ignore your doctor's diagnosis?!
people doing the school system intake noted that he was so attached to his older sister that it didn't suggest autism to them and his parents kind of took it as if he'd been evaluated as not autistic).
I wanted to give a brief update. We went to the preschool that had been recommended today.
I met with the teacher...and within the first 5 minutes....guess what she told me.....drumroll please....................
"Please dont tell me he DOESNT have autism because it's so apparent he DOES".
I actually started to cry and asked for a hug...lol....I then began to recap what had happened with the school district. She told me she couldnt believe THEY didnt see his autism. She told me she was afraid I was going to tell her that he DIDNT have autism.
She seems very nice but firm. Boo liked her but did call her stupid and said he hated her a few times....eh, overall, he liked her
The classroom is set up nicely. There is an OT that comes in and works with the whole class on sensory stuff
She has two other students that have "autistic-like" behavior.
She seems to have an understanding of autism and is sensitive to Boo's specific needs.
We're going to give it a try and see how it goes He should be able to start next week sometime (after we do an intake interview with the principal and the school psych and teacher).
There is a silver lining now