He’s a favourite of mine and you’ll see him in many of my posts about waitlists because to me, he is the embodiment (or unbodiment) of what it is like to be on a waiting list for services. It seems that waitlists are just part of having a special need. Well, he can take a little break. After waiting about a year and a half, we got the call that Angel will be getting Occupational Therapy at school. Of course, this call came with only 3 weeks left to the school year, but it’s still an improvement.
I received a call from the OT yesterday that she was going to go to the school this week and meet Angel and send home all the paperwork. This means that she’ll be able to start OT in school in September. Finally.
Angel’s speech therapist called yesterday too. She said that Angel had been doing well in their time together and she sent home some exercises for Angel to work on over the summer so she doesn’t lose the progress she’s made. We are getting somewhere now.
We’ve talked with the new principal and were informed that they don’t like to do IEPs for grade 1s, but that she would have one for grade 2 next year. They have been making accommodations for her anyway, but I’d like to have something more formal in place.
Anyway, as we say goodbye to our latest waitlist, I invite you to sing along….