Tomorrow is difficult child's IEP meeting. This is the first year I'm not too worried but just when I think like that we'll probably get an unpleasant surprise. It has been a good school year for difficult child behaviorally. Don't get me wrong he is far from perfect but he likes his staff, they seem to really like him and are good at not pushing his triggers. Hopefully there will not be many changes made to his IEP at least in the behavioral realm of things. I do wonder if it is time to be asking for more adaptive technology for him but I'm not sure what that would include. He still is so far behind his grade level, still academically at about a first grade level. With husband and I both being teachers and having helped many students learn to read and write over the years it is hard to see him at this level, especially since he does not have a cognitive disability (but does have a cognitive disorder). He is going to be starting some reading tutoring outside of school and I really hope it helps. Every once in awhile I start to wonder if he will be reading by the time he graduates. It's scary that he is still at a 1st grade level in 6th grade. The interesting part of the meeting is his case manager wants him to be at part of the meeting which I think is a good idea because he needs to become more aware and more of an advocate for himself. on the other hand, it could backfire because he doesn't like to admit he has any disability!