We had Waverly's IEP meeting this morning and it went so smoothly. We had to table the most difficult items on the agenda (services and placement), but I think we are all on the same page. At times I have felt as if Waverly was so misunderstood by everyone, that they weren't looking for the best options for her. Our situation is very unique in that our children have a regressive disease and they will continue to loss skills. It is difficult to create goals, when our objective is maintaining skills and adapting to change. Since we requested Waverly to have a new classification, each of the involved parties has spent more time with her and they have read through all of the material I gave them. They came to the table today with a much greater sense of compassion and understanding, and it made an incredible difference.
Matt and I are going to tour the different school placement options within the next few weeks. Then we will all meet up again to come up with the best environment for her. I am hopeful that we will all be on the same page. I truly feel like they are looking out for my little girl and it feels wonderful!!