I really should check the mail everyday. I could have been beaming about this all yesterday afternoon. We got it!!! We were granted a scholarship from the Dept. of Ed. for next school year. We essentially are taking away monies from the District given to them by the State for our son's diagnosis. There are some extras for K-3 literacy materials and extra weights for qualifying categories. It will all help him. Now we decide on a far away private school which would eat up the entire scholarship OR homeschooling with additional therapies. I'm really leaning toward the homeschooling and try it for a year to see. In addition to curriculum materials, I really want to get him some extra ST, PT, OT, music therapy, equine therapy, and regular social groups. Lots to plan for and even more to keep track of, but I'm game. I also found out that I will have a contract for next year, part-time again, but it's there if I want it. Hoping it's for an afternoon schedule again as I'll have a better chance of finding care for Mr. T for 2 hours if we opt for the homeschool route. I also recently learned that I can use this scholarship toward a Hab B/Hab M-like program. If I can find an agency with availability and willing to drive to my area, this will also be life-changing for us. Here's a pic from our Spring Break last month. So nice to see D and T in the same boat. Think we need to practice more before we go sailing . . .
This is excellent news!! I am so happy for you. Especially for T. This is such an amazing thing and definitely needs a glass of wine to celebrate, maybe even two! Super big hug for you.
I am so happy for you all!!! What wonderful news. Very cute picture of your sweet little guys:)
Wonderful news!! This will be great for you all.
Love the picture of those sweet boys.
Great news! I am sure you will create a great plan for next year. Not being in a stressful school situation will be a great change for both T and you. Congrats on the contract too! The boys are adorable!
This is great news, Lindsay!! All around, great news!
Keep us updated on what you plan, I'm interested!
Love and miss you.
I'm so excited for you!! We are dealing with school issues of our own, I know you have been fighting so hard for a year, I'm so glad that you have the funding from the school to do what is best for T! :)
Good luck making decisions for next year, very cute pic!
I am so happy for both of you, must be so gratifying to see the fruits of all your battles this year... that is a though decision. You have to ponder the Social issue, besides learning I am sure interacting with peers is a thing you have to consider in home schooling..... but I am sure you, better than any one know T best
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