As I begin again...
by, 10-15-2007 at 10:45 PM (104 Views)
to fight for Violet thru the IEP process, Im finding myself without much options. Its all been very confusing, she wont even be back in school until sometime in December. One of my goals tomorrow is to find an IEP advocate for me to go to the meetings...someone who knows all the laws and can get Vi the help she needs. I cant do this again on my own. Im doing everything I can and yet I dont feel like I even know what to go in and ask for. Add to that the lack of understanding of bipolar and well, you've got a big mess that I cant stop worrying about.
Tomorrow I will have everything together that the adoption support person wanted and will be sending it to her. Plus, psych dr. sent his own letter. Oh, and I also sent a bit of basic info on childhood bipolar to the adoption support person, just to enlighten her a little. I also left the same info and made copies of all the emails written between the teachers, myself and the councelor with the school psychologist as I feel he is lacking info as well as to what happened during Vi's short stay in kinder. The MDT meets this Thursday morning and will decide if Vi needs to be eval'd. I already have a meeting to go in and sign his paper work on Monday to start the eval's as to prevent any delay mailing them back and forth would cause. Once she is eval'd, we go over the results.
Made our private therapy eval appts also. Friday the 26th at 10, she'll have her speech eval with a very favorite past ST. Unfortunately, our appt. for OT eval is not until Dec. 14th. But the OT is worth the wait. With all thats been going on with Vi, Im just not sure where she is at. Her short term memory is being effected and she cant find her words a lot.
I also called to see when the next social skills class starts. Those seemed to be a good influence on her.
Feeling a bit depressed about this. Plus she had another rage tonight.