Thursday, April 15, 2010
A Blessing That Multiplies Each Day
Today's IEP meeting was quite the event. While I am not comfortable sharing all the details right now (but believe me, I will have TONS to share in about 5 months!), there was one really bright spot that I can tell you about.
My school district has started a new push to get students to play an active role in their own IEP meetings. This was my first time to experience this. The IEP meetings for my other three children receiving special education services have not been held yet, and I am anxious to see what those meetings hold. But today's meeting began with Ronnie telling us about himself.
Ronnie created a PowerPoint presentation that he shared with everyone at the IEP meeting. He chose the pictures he wanted to use. He typed the sentences of information he wished to share. And while the presentation was being shown, he signed what he had written.
It was a creative, intelligently done presentation, and to say that I am proud of Ronnie is an understatement. Ronnie is such a bright and special child, and I can't imagine what I have done to deserve the blessings that he brings to me and the rest of our family.