Another Year, Another Dollar


November 18, 2010 by Marj Hatzell

Bugaboo’s IEP went off without a hitch. I even got to stay at his school and observe for a while.



My kid is riding a scooter and ROLLER SKATING.

My kid is getting off the bus, walking into his classroom, hanging up his things (Sometimes) and following his schedule independently.

This is the same kid who perfected the art of the “flop and drop” in the middle of Tarzhay’s parking lot.  Not any more.  This is also the same kid who would run around, climb under tables and eat other people’s food at a pizza joint. Now?  NOT MY KID!

I can’t begin to tell you how pleased we are. He has a long, long road ahead of him. He is going to have to work VERY HARD. But he has come so far. He can tell us (show us) what he needs. He can function in our family. He smiles, laughs and loves.

It’s all a matter of perspective, see. And when we have those crappy, doubtful days we have to remember that he is starting to vocalize (MORE! TICKLE!) and that he plays with toys and hasn’t run away in months (SHHHHH!!!).

It’s awesome, yo.

Now, if only we could keep him from drinking out of the toilet.  Yes, yes he does. Aren’t you glad I told you?

6 thoughts on “Another Year, Another Dollar

  1. punkymama says:

    Standing ovation!!

  2. RuthWells says:

    I love MORE! TICKLE!

    I may use it myself.

    Rock on, Bugaboo!

  3. How the heck did you manage to do it??? I have been fighting with my sons school for two years over his IEP!!!
    Some of the teachers dont agree with what we want…and they are overloading him with homework which becomes
    a crumpled heap on the floor when he actually remembers to bring it home with him. An advocate couldnt even help me!

  4. That’s fantastic. Progress is always great no matter how large or small.

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