Seriously. We are going to tour two substantially separate classrooms on Monday at the school’s insistance. This is, as they see it, the next necessary step in the discussion.
Oh, I so wish I could share some of the gems from today’s meeting. Some were insulting (to their own staff even) and others were umm…outside the law. That’s a good way to phrase it.
We left the meeting more convinced than ever that we’ve chosen the right path. I made sure I pointed out to them that we have not argued with their observations, their suggestions or their goals we are just having an honest disagreement with where and how to implement their plan. I recognize their expertise in education. What we are insisting on is that they recognize ours and recognize that Fragile X is not like anything else they’ve dealt with before. It’s a very unique combination of strengths and deficits that you don’t see in any other syndrome or condition.
So, we’re in a hold pattern. He remains in the current classroom, they continue to implement the portions of the IEP that are continuing (improved home/school communication; sensory diet) but overlooked last year and we will keep meeting until we either agree on a placement or we move to the next level and invite others in to resolve what we cannot.