A couple of things. Not life-threatening or groundbreaking, but still.
In the pile of papers that came home with Playette yesterday was an envelope. Written on it were the words "seperate [sic] checks". I opened that envelope to find two applications I had filled out, one for joining the PTA ($8 - I really don't get the reason for that fee) and the other for a t-shirt to be used by Playette for school events ($4 - totally get that). So, since I was sending them back in at the same time and the money was going to the same organization, I wrote one check for $12.
Apparently, that was all kinds of wrong. Should I have known? Veteran parents of school-aged children, is this common? I had to spend time I didn't have this morning, writing checks number 2 and 3. I never write checks anymore. So, yeah, just wondering. Is this just how school is and I need to get over it?
Next, the IEP meeting went fine. It was just over an hour and we discussed what was needed to transition her document from one state to the next and also what was left to be completed for eligibility (another thing I don't get - why can't I just turn in her karyotype and be done forever already?).
Apparently, because my daughter is much like a soup can, she needs a label.
And the one she has, DD - Developmentally Disabled, just won't do any longer (in this state).
Can anyone explain to me what label (ugh) is most desirable and why? After all these years, I just still don't get it. My initial thought is to aim for OHI, but I should probably have a better understanding of why this is my goal before we meet again on October 17th.
Teach me, wise ones.
Oh! And just in case I made it seem the other day like there was one big Ds Yahoo Group for all, that's not quite what I meant. We've been fortunate that in the four areas we've lived since Playette was born that each support group had an online component via Yahoo Groups. So that's where I've always gone with questions about schools, doctors, and the like.
Just wanted to clear that up. What I write makes sense in my head, but clarity is not always my strong suit. If you ever are wondering what the heck I'm talking about, just ask. If you're lucky that day, I might know.