I've written here before that life is an adventure and I am NEVER bored!!
Well, our adventure has taken another twist these last 2 weeks.
The private school that the boys've been going to has told us they can no longer meet Sonshine's needs. We spent about a week exploring private schools that specialize in kids with autism. The running rate for these schools is $16,000.00 per kid per school year. (laugh, folks...just laugh....it's better than crying, so laugh).
Next option was finding a public school district that would take us as "out of district tuition". Meaning we pay a fee and don't have to go in the district where we live. Ah well...apparently everyone thinks they're too overcrowded to take any out of district kiddos.
The downside of living in the sticks is that there are about 3,000 kids in our entire school system and there aren't a lot of options/services for the special ed crowd. Mrs 4444, I did find out that it is no longer as bad as what I'd told you initially. As of now they have pulled out of the "Special Ed Co-op" and only contract out certain services. So I guess they have hired more special ed certified teachers.
We are hoping that Sonshine will be able to start regular Kindergarten next fall "with support" which in lay terms means that he goes to class with all the other Kindergarteners, but will have an aide to help him stay on task and may have his assignments curtailed to what is feasible for him to accomplish.
For now we are having to be good show horses and run the track and jump every hurdle in our path in order to get him signed up before the teachers/therapists flee for the summer.
"[Momma] says that beginnings are scary, endings are usually sad, but it's the middle that counts the most. Try to remember that when you find yourself at a new beginning. Just give hope a chance to float up. And it will... ."
Can anyone name that movie?
So it's Tally-Ho and onward into this new adventure! Should prove interesting.