Friday, August 13, 2010

Getting ready for school

We just realized that school starts in about two weeks. They went to summer school for three weeks, riding to and from on the bus and everything, but this is the beginning of their first proper school year.

They don't have a special ed preschool program at our area's elementary, so Joseph and Maria are going to be at different schools until he gets to Kindergarten. And we just got a letter letting us know that Maria's in the afternoon kindergarten session. I don't recall if we've been told if Joseph is going to be in the morning or afternoon session, but this could get complicated, with two bus drivers and two sets of school administrators and two sets of school activity calendars to keep track of.

Not to mention that this is the beginning of a new phase in our lives and I'm apprehensive about it.

Joseph's evaluation at the Occupational Therapy department at Children's Hospital is Monday. We got the paperwork sent back to the Children's Hospital Autism Center and we were told to expect to hear back from them in 5 to 6 weeks. We also should be hearing back from OSUMC's Nisonger Center any day now. We're just waiting on all these things now. I'm tired of waiting.