Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Reaching Milestones I Didn't Know Existed...

The epic battle with Blink's school over the bullying (which I've been reluctant to discuss in detail here) finally reached some resolution yesterday morning. Hallelujah.

After first denying, dismissing, and don't-let-the-door-hit-you-on-the-way-outing, his school's director took a different approach in our meeting and set forth some key policy changes that would ensure no students will be vulnerable to harassment when they use the bathroom as well as some specific adjustments to Blink's daily schedule and supervision to ensure the most vigilant monitoring of interactions between Blink and the bully.

Funny how everything changes when you show up with a legal advocate from your state's Disability Law Center...

While Blink is still showing signs of stress and anxiety, he is starting to moderate and behavior at school is starting to improve as well, so I'm hopeful we may have turned a corner here.  And summer is rapidly approaching anyhow.

So. Another milestone in parenting a child with special needs has been reached -- successfully working with an advocate.

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