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game on August 12, 2010

Posted by caizooka in autism, autism parenting.
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I guess that I’ve known that all of this hard work and fighting for my kid and his deserved education was going to start. I’ve been living a bit in a fantasy world with rose colored glasses. It’s been great!

I was asking one of the moms at Oliver’s school about View Ridge as her older child attends there and she also has a child entering Kindergarten as well. She said that it’s such a fantastic school then asked me if we’ve attended any of the Kindergarten summer get togethers. Hmmm…what get togethers?!!! I haven’t heard about them. I’m sure that it’s just a total oversight to not include the special ed Kindergarteners. But, still…I would have hoped.

When I got to my car I started to cry. Yep, time to dust off those fighting gloves that I wore as a single mom advocating for my older son. Time to rally the troops. It’s game time! I don’t want to be pushy and self-righteous. I just want the opportunities that are afforded regular kids to extend to mine. I can tell that this not going to be a coasting parenting ride. That’s okay, I’m ready. I enjoyed the honeymoon phase. I didn’t know that there was such a phase in raising a child with autism. I think that I just declared it over. Game on!

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1. Mom - August 12, 2010

Good, I can also be pushy and self-rghteous – I am there for you. I am sorry about being left off the parent list – that really —— me off!! oops, watch the language! I am thinking that the principal will be in next Monday, and maybe a phone call is in order! Do you know any other members of his special class. There is strength in numbers. Love you. Mom

2. Jennifer - August 12, 2010

We always have each other even if our kids are not in the same school….. There will probably be lots of war stories, but hopefully many pleasant surprises too.

Jennifer


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