Twice this week I’m going to be doing The Thing You’re Never Supposed to Do if you’re a parent of children with special needs. I blew off Sarah Kate’s IEP meeting at the school, and then I blew off Nathan’s meeting with his service coordinator for Early Intervention. Okay, maybe “blew off” is too strong of a term, but the bottom line is that both of these events were scheduled for this week and I won’t participate in either one of them. In Sarah Kate’s case, the meeting was being held because she had met her adaptive p.e. goal for the year and needed a new goal. The adaptive p.e. teacher made a recommendation, the special education coordinator called me to ask my opinion, I said “Sure! Sounds good!” and signed a bunch of paperwork saying I knew they were having a meeting and I wasn’t coming. As for Nathan, today was to be his six-month review (delayed by two months because of being rescheduled twice before). He hasn’t shown any developmental delays thus far, so when the service coordinator called, we agreed that it was silly for her to come out to the house just so she could write “continue to monitor progress” on a piece of paper.
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