The Can’ts.

We had our ARD meeting last Friday and it was rough. We were discussing where our monkey will be heading to next year. The three options were presented to me. The one that the committee picked was SLU – Structured Learning Unit. The reason? His behavior. He struggles to stay seated. He struggles to want…

We found it.

Update on our fight with the school district: If you all remember, we submitted a few complaints to the school questioning why we were never notified that my son was restraint (according to legal framework regulations). The witness saw that the teacher was hurting my son, she went and notified the principal, and the principal…

Proud.

The monkey was awarded Student of the Month Award. I thought about this and thought “Really?” I have the teacher’s and principal’s notes discussing my son’s behavior from February and it hasn’t been good. Truth be told they are bad. But in all honesty, he’s been going thru a difficult time and yet he still…

Today is a good day.

Today was a good day. My monkey didn’t have a single meltdown. He wasn’t overwhelmed nor felt like fighting off anyone at school. And here at home, all he wants is to play with us. He wants us to tickle him and cuddle with him. Today is a good day. And God knows we needed…

A Rough One

Today was a rough one. I got a call from the principal that my monkey bit his teacher twice, pretty bad. They had to send her to get checked. They brought in the pre-k teacher next door to be in the class. When my husband and I arrived at school, he was calm. Sitting on…

My Worst Fear.

Update on our monkey: since he was physically assaulted by his teacher back in the first weeks of January, they have been struggling with him at school. His behavior has just been terrible. He kept trying to fight everyone that would get close to him. We kept fighting for him. Letting everyone at school know…

Mama Bear.

Today we received the attorney’s response from the district in reference to the TEA complaint I submitted against the principal. My complaint is: According to legal framework, if someone restraints my son, we are to be informed of this restraint verbally that same day, and in writing the next day. The aide saw that my…

I have hope.

The ARD meeting was almost four hours long. We had to take a break after 2 hours. For the most part, it was a good meeting. The OT and Speech therapist were contributing to ideas in assisting my son. The district psychologist was working with us to create a BIP (Behavior Intervention Plan). The problem…

Rough Day.

Today will be a rough day. Today is our ARD meeting at school. My son has been acting out almost every day since he was assaulted by his teacher. Almost every day we get a call from the school stating he is hitting or biting his teachers. Just last week the principal called me again…

Siblings Love.

I didn’t realize how my son being hurt by this teacher affected my daughter. She had been very worried for him. She even sneaked into his school to re-assure herself the monkey was safe. And now that we see the monkey is doing a little better each day, she’s finding her peace. And I’m just…

Hopeful.

Today was a good day. Today we went to central district offices to meet with the principal and the Asst Superintendent to discuss th formal complaint I had filed. Our goal was to find out the whys. Why did this happen to our son? Why were we not notified when it was first reported? Why…

Update:

Update on the monkey’s school situation: He went back to class, after our pediatrician and psychiatrist told us he needed consistency. When we went back to class, he did terrible. He cried and screamed and it was heartbreaking. The assistance principal sat with us. She wanted us to go with her to her office to…