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Friday, March 27, 2009

Successful Meeting

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!!

5 comments:

Ann said...

Yeah, Shannon! So glad things went better than you expected and that those involved are willing to work with your kids. How wonderful! I also saw that HFAH hit the $100,000 mark and I am so happy!!! :) Did you say at one point it was going to be featured in the TU magazine? That would amazing.

Anonymous said...

that is so amazing and i am so so happy! way for the universe to make this work out well for wavy! yay informed and helpful staff! :)

Jenkins said...

That is wonderful for the meeting to go so well and to have everyone understand her needs, needs that are just for Waverly.

Misty said...

Great job Shannon, you and Matt are being the best advocates you can for Waverly! You are really on top of everything! Misty www.miarcle4will.com

Hummel Family said...

Praise the Lord! This is great news.