I have no reason, just overwhelmed. A van came to pick him up, a little mini-van, with two nice ladies....he got in all happy. Hope he is kind to them. so, what is your opinion.... I want them to get to know him but it is after all the end of the school year. They say they are taking our IEP as is (and it is already three days expired, sigh) and then in SIX weeks we are having an IEP meeting to draft the new one. that gives us no time to finish it, revise it (and yes I do revise so I am not a mom who takes it as is) and staff, especially itinerant staff will be long gone. I think two weeks before a school year ends is a horrific IEP date. I think two weeks is plenty of time before we need to meet. So, I already asked them for that. I want to meet the Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), the Occupational Therapist (OT) etc..BEFORE the end of the year. What can I do about anything six weeks from now? If it was Sept or Oct then that would be different, I'd give them their six weeks. I think I 'm not being unreasonable. Not like his IEP goals are going to change all that much, the current level of performance is not that different from where he started and we just had a per. review so they can just use that data. All we need to do is add their services and things THEY do. Really the BIP is the major change. That can be worked on over time. I am ok with that but the academic part with related services, I should be able to meet his teachers before then and hear how things are going. Ok, as I told Q in my rant yesterday, yes, I am a B now and I am NOW PROUD OF IT. So, go ahead and call me that. Call me mama B for all I care. I am not being pushed around anymore. These people have done nothing to me and I was not rude....just asked respectfully if we can meet sooner than six weeks, so hoping it goes well. IF not I sick the law advocate on them. She likes them but fights with them all the time. I have a million things to do. grocery shop, get medication permission (they were closed and if I can't get them to send it over I have to drive 25 miles and give him a dumb medication which he will have a fit over), re-schedule all of his therapies, figure out transportation for afternoons, try to figure out how to deal with Q coming home at night... (I have warned him if he does not come straight into the house and runs off with the kids I will be picking him up nightly and I will too). And I have such a sore neck and arm from how he hit me yesterday. I just feel very cranky and sad when I should be excited and so relieved that he is gone and starting school again. They said they would email me during the day to say how he is doing, I hope they dont forget. I explained that due to past events I will be sitting on the phone all day and I honestly told them I would be nervous until they called so just a note that he is doing ok or to come and get him asap will be very helpful. I also promised them that in a month (when I plan to be a normal mom again, at least normal for us) they could have a laugh at Buddy party and I would even bring the cake, but that until then they just had to deal with me.