Today, Izzy and I met with 2 of her soon-to-be therapists within the school system. Her birthday is just around the corner- May- and she will be "aging" out of the Early Steps program. How can my little baby be turning 3?!?
We went to the Elementary school and met with two very nice ladies that watched her interact and do tasks in order to get a good feel of her needs and evaluate her for our upcoming IEP meeting. (it wasn't nearly as scary as I had anticipated.)
She did great with threading beads, drawing circles/lines, kicking/throwing the ball, tearing up paper- girl can destroy some paper. We also saw were she still need extra help in certain areas.
I know she has been so protected by our family, friends and then daycare. Being in the school system can be exciting yet scary. Will she be accepted?? Will she get the attention she needs??? Will kids make fun of her?? Will she________?? It can just go on and on.
I wish the world would learn that everyone is different and that is ok. People have come so far and are so much more accepting of differences now than before but we still have so far to go.
This little girl doesn't see differences... she just sees you! I strive everyday to be more like her.