As you know, Connor has PDD, or Pervasive Developmental Disorder. This is a broad category that includes Autism, Asperger's, Angelman's among others. He is currently receiving services paid for by the County Early Intervention program. At the age of 3 it becomes the responsibility of the school board to take over these services...IF they concur that the services are needed. It's always a little nerve racking to walk into these meetings because what if for budgetary reasons they feel your child doesn't deserve the level of services you are currently getting? We have been fortunate up til now that Austin has always received whatever we ask for, and then some. WEll, now Connor is approaching 3 and it's his turn to go before the CPSE (Committee on Pre-School Education). Well, not him but his current therapists and I have to go and represent him. We were fortunate again that they agree Connor can stay at Schonowe through the end of this school year, at their expense. Whew, one less thing to worry about! We will meet again in the Spring to determine if he is eligible for summer education services and to plan for next fall.
The next step is Connor meets with the Developmental Ped on Friday. I am anxious for this. He is the one that gave Connor the diagnosis. Some people question his decision at the time, but I felt all his points were valid. However, Connor has come a LONG way in 6 months. Can't wait to see what the Dr has to say. Keep you posted.