We're thinking that we will be asking only for vision instruction and orientation & mobility through the school system. We currently plan on not sending Noah to preschool at all next year. Instead of preschool, Noah will go to:
- weekly Sunday School and Jr. Church
- weekly Cherub Choir practice
- weekly story hour at the library
- monthly Toddler Tuesday at CMOR
In addition to these activities we will continue to have weekly feeding and AV therapy and whatever therapies the school system gives us. Sounds like a busy schedule to me!
This will give Noah another year to learn (hopefully!) to go potty and (hopefully!) to self-feed and (maybe?) to progress to eating some type of "real" food. These things will allow him to be a better fit at the private school where we would like him to be. Rather than pushing him this year into a situation that really wouldn't work we're just giving him a little more time. He doesn't really need a special ed environment, he just needs help and accomodations. I think the biggest way we can help right now is to give him just a little more time to grow up. For the first time I feel really good about the choice I'm making. Hopefully I won't look back later and regret it.