Today was open house at Waverly's new school. Being the type A mom that I am, I came prepared with a binder in hand for the teacher. I included a lot of information about Sanfilippo and 2 pages of "Wavey Tips" (favorite books & songs, ways to calm her, how to feed her, her patterns, likes & dislikes, etc). Waverly's new school is only a few miles from our home and is currently undergoing major construction. When we toured the school last year, the special education classroom was huge. I loved the extra room for Wavey to wander. Unfortunately, her new room is tiny. There is zero room for movement. Her teacher is incredible though. She has a lot of experience with moderate - severe special needs students and she has observed Waverly in preschool a few times. I feel very confident that she is going to be a great fit for Wavey.
The only hitch is the school has yet to hire a 1:1. There has been a mix-up regarding paperwork and approval. The principal, who we really like, is going to submit the necessary form tomorrow. I hope the powers that be will see the urgency in providing Wavey with an assistant. It is going to be a tough first week for her, since it doesn't look like things are going to come together by Tuesday.