Sometimes you just want to smack people.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
This morning started with a trip to the autism specialist. Isaac was VERY talkative this visit and actually learned something new that fits so many pieces together with the way his school year started to disintegrate second semester. I will be finding out who this "counselor" was and letting the SPED team know that she needs to get an education in autism. Short version: 1) had a group of "mild" special ed teens called together for a social needs session, 2) through visual and verbal methods she called out those with autism and told them that they would never have an IQ equal to their neuro-typical peers and 3) that they should be careful what the dream about becoming in the future. I could tell Monica was fighting back her emotions as he was telling us this story and instead she informed him how incorrect that individual had been and then talked about those who had genius level IQ's. Unfortunately, the damage this individual did to Isaac and those other teens is done and some of the self-confidence they had to work hard to create has been taken away from them. Makes me sad, frustrated and angry.
Maegann did well today with her job. I had her task list and she worked through it without any grumbling. Even got a good start on some new Cosmetology-based scholarship applications.
I spent time drafting another client plan and hopefully can finish it tomorrow, but not sure as I may be gone all day with Maegann's neuro-behavioral evaluation. Taking things to do just in case I do have to stay, but will come home for 3-4 hours if possible. I've got Isaac with Meg from 1-4 so that will help a lot knowing he won't have so much time at home alone. I might see if Meg can do an extra hour either in front or behind of the usual time.
About 5pm I was tired so I decided to lay down on the sofa and elevate my sore knee/leg. While there Isaac was playing the PS4 and I was looking at Serious Puzzles and talking with him off and on. I told him he got to choose the next one that I tackle from the ones that I had showed him which was about a dozen of them at least. Here's what he chose:
Not only is this 1000 pieces of "same-ness", it is also glow in the dark! He loved this one because of the statue of liberty and the fact that these buildings are special and part of current history. Maegann's comment was, "Good luck with that one mom." LOL