We’re having a tough time deciding between school options right now. The IEP we got, which is an evaluation from state funded therapists, recommends literally no services for a girl who needs intensive therapy in order to continue to progress. So we’re looking at all of our alternatives. There are three options for us:
An inclusionary program – one that special needs kids and typical kids are all lumped into one room
An integrated program – one that has a special needs exclusive program inside a larger more typical program
A special needs program – one that is only for special needs kids.
It’s obviously less than ideal that this is a decision we have to make. We were perfectly happy sending her to the lux private shcools we were looking at last year. Alas – new realities. We’re both inclined to send her to an inclusionary program, but she needs so much intensive treatment right now that we’re not 100% that’s the right decision. It’s very hard to plan for such an unsure future. But, I guess all futures are unsure and you just have to make the most of your present.