Hubs and I have spent the afternoon at J's school today. They dont do the traditional parents evening that you would get in a mainstream school. Instead they hold parents afternoon. Its a fab way for the parents to spend an afternoon in the classroom with their children showing them their work. J took us around his school and I was amazed at how confident he was. The school and staff offer him the protection he needs to be able to shine in an environment where he is understood by others and not just Hubs and I.
Teachers report was excellent....but we knew it would be because he is such a changed boy. Given that just a short while ago we were told things would never get any better and that he was stuck at where he was at....so much for the professionals knowing my son eh?
There have been massive improvements all round and J is now almost age appropriate with his language skills...not bad for a guy who didnt utter his first sentence until he was 6!
Ok he is no angel and will never be a brain surgeon but there is so much hope for him....and hope is what keeps me sane.
Im so very proud of him. He fights daily battles with things that are so insignificant to you or I that we woudnt even notice them.....everything has to be just so in "his world" and today he let me have a little peep at just what "his world" is like from 9-3pm Monday - Friday and I liked it, lots.
I finally found an hour today in between chasing orders and packing boxes to complete one of the cyber crop classes! I feel awful that after everyone gave their time to make up a classes that I havent completed them! I promise that I will eventually get round to them all because I do wubs each and everyone lots and lots.
I made up Michelle's canvas class because my sister, Bags, wanted a copy of this piccie...well now she has one, complete with easle!