Last Friday was Birdie's long-awaited IEP planning meeting-- and I am so glad it's over! (It was quite quick and painless, once we got started.)
During the whole process to acquire special accommodations for Birdie at school, I have been a bit of an emotional wreck. I find this fact funny, since I know how the system works, know the language of special education, and understand all the hoops that must be leapt through to get services in a public school setting. I can't imagine how a parent without a background in public education could fair the waters of a typical IEP meeting and leave feeling anything but overwhelmed!