The past two weeks have been really stressful for me. I have been feeling very overwhelmed with everything. One of the main things that has me stressing is that I have been so angry with myself over Dylan's IEP. I thought that everything had gone great and that he was approved for PT, OT and Speech therapy because I sat there listening to all of the goals that each therapist proposed for him for school and agreed to those goals. I stupidly thought that that meant that he was going to receive those services at school. Well I guess I was wrong. I did not sign the IEP that day, instead told them that I was going to take it home and go over everything with Mitch and then sign it when we were ready to start him in preschool. So two weeks ago I thought that I really needed to get on it and pulled out the papers and on the last page it stated that Dylan DOES NOT qualify for PT or speech therapy! WHAT?! How can this be?!!! I called up the coordinator and asked if there had been a mistake, did they accidentally check off the wrong box? She told me no, he was only approved for OT. Can you picture my response? Just use your imagination. She then handed the phone over to the PT who had done his assessment and who proceeded to tell me that because he was going to a school that had the M.O.V.E. program and that it is a language based class that he would not need one on one therapy time. Then she continued to tell me that because Dylan was assessed at a 6-9 month level, which I completely disagree with, that he wouldn't need help with walking because a 6 month old wouldn't be walking yet. She also told me that "they weren't miracle workers." WOW! I wish I had been recording that.
Anyways, this is what I have to say - it's not over by a long shot, I am going to get my son the therapy he needs and deserves! And I guess I must be a miracle worker because check this out -
That's right - in your face school district PT!