I went to an IEP workshop last night! WOW! SO great!! Here are some of the GREAT things I learned:
~I am VERY lucky to live in Murray School District. They have a fabulous Special Ed program, for Nick and Jack.
~I'm going to make up a "profile" of sorts, for Nick, to give to all his teachers. It will list his strengths, and the things he needs help with, and will have his picture on it. When I get it all typed up, let me know if you want to see it, and I'll send you a copy!
~IEP goals, are suggestions, and I am in charge! If I don't like something, I need to speak up!
~You too, can go to this workshop, and you should if you have an IEP. And live in Utah. :) Here is where to get info!
Here are somethings I learned, when I should have been in bed:
~Trampoline accidents ALWAYS happens when I'm trying to do something for one specific child.
~Emma CAN be convinced that I know best.
~Iceberg, closes at 11:00 pm. In the summer. So stupid.
~When you pull into the parking lot of PCMC's ER, and there is one space, you're not going to get in and out.
~Parents, in the ER in middle of the night, are tired, and stressed. And kids are sleepy.
~I should think about WHAT is on the floor that I just slipped on, and fell down, in front of the entire ER waiting room, before I clean it up.
~My butt WILL fall asleep with Emma asleep on my lap, for and hour and a half.
~Wake up Emma- more than we did, BEFORE starting the procedure.
~ALWAYS, ask questions, and be nice to the staff. They are nicer to you!!
~Babies in respiratory distress, stress me out. The baby behind the curtain from us couldn't breath. ugh... makes me sad, and feel yucky. I can't breathe either.
~Watching a little girl come in on an ambulance, is yucky. And when it's 2 am, it's worse.
~The freeway to my house, from the hospital, is COMPLETELY empty, at 3 am. The entire 11 mile stretch home, I was the only one on the road. And, it looks completely different.
~Emma looks like Frankenstein!...