I had another meeting with Waverly's school this morning. Waverly was originally labeled as a "speech/hearing" special need, but as you know her needs are so much more than just speech and hearing. After a battery of developmental evaluations, the input from our doctors at UNC and a discussion among all those involved, Waverly has been reclassified as "multiple disabilities - severe disability and hearing impaired". This is a much better descriptor for all of her special needs. Next step is the IEP meeting....
We have tentatively scheduled that for the end of the month. Matt and I will attend together - yeah! I have a tendency to not what to push too hard or hurt anyone feels, he is very direct in the kindest way possible - he is a diplomat!! It will be so nice to approach this meeting together, as a team.
I came away from my meeting this morning really feeling like Waverly is loved by those who interact with her. She is in good hands while at school and I am so thankful for that security. I am hopeful that as a group we can decide where the best placement is for her and what services will be most helpful. The most difficult point is going to be our desire to have a one-on-one assistant for her in the classroom. There is plenty of documentation to support our request, I just hope that it is granted. We are adamant about her need for constant supervision and support.