Hang in there folks - because the next couple of weeks are going to be wild in the land of Sam. Up first - the end of preschool. Yep, you read that right. Sam will be ending his time at preschool this Friday. Now, before you ask, I am doing my best not to think about it. This preschool has … [Read More...]

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“As Needed”

There is one topic I have written about on this site a lot: poop or the lack thereof. From the day Sam was born the one thing he wasn't so good at was pooping. We have tried everything: Miralax, acupuncture, herbs, Senna, a gluten free diet, a dairy free diet and every combination of the above … [Read More...]

Its Been 4 Months since Sam’s IEP

Want to know what overwhelmed looks like... well... it looks like me.  Since Sam's IEP, I have done what I do best - educate myself.  I have read the full IDEA statute.  I have learned terms like LRE, FAPE, ADR, Prior Written Notice, and, well, IDEA.  I have become a minor expert in Special … [Read More...]

Blindsided by an IEP

I knew it was coming. Every three years, children with an IEP in the Oakland Unified School District have a major review of eligibility. Besides, Sam will be entering kindergarten (holy shit!) in the fall, and I figured the IEP they did for Sam when he was three would need to be updated. I … [Read More...]