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Today we met w/ one of Cooper's therapists, she is so nice & so accommodating when it came to having my 22 month old there and myself. She said that 99% of the time, parents & smaller siblings were always there.
Long story short, I spoke w/ the person in charge of Cooper's case, Marah, and I explained my concerns & how that the reason we changed the "original" IEP plan back last school year for Cooper going into the program was b/c of several reasons (he needs to go to the potty, he wont go on his own/can't, and I don't want a stranger taking my little boy to the bathroom to have him handle his privates, I am NOT comfortable w/ that), also...Cooper's medical needs, his unexpected seizures, last one was 8/23, just got the bill in the mail for the bloodwork today actually, and also b/c Cooper doesn't know her, or trust her, and either do I, so UNTIL I trust her/the therapists, and Cooper has a medical plan in place w/ results (which we don't have), I refuse to leave him alone w/ any of them.
I haven't heard back, I do see the therapist that was reluctant to have me & my 22 mos. old present on Monday morning. I am not sure what to expect.
I will say this, today, Cooper didn't do well at the therapy session, he kept running away from the therapist, sat in the corner & said "I time out"...b/c that is what he does when he doesn't want to do something & then he'll say "I run away, NO!" yeah...he did that for the entire 60 minutes. The therapist was patient & said "we had a child that wouldn't let us near him & sat across the room from us for 6 months, give him time". I was reassured & valued her, and was thankful for her quality for her profession as well as how gentle & sweet she was to not only Cooper, but to T.T. & me.
I am hoping for a positive meeting w/ the speech therapist on Monday at 11am. I'm trying to be optimistic. My BFF who work's w/ E.I. & D.S.S./C.P.S., said "you can refuse to leave your son alone w/ the therapist, they can't make you leave, and I wouldn't let a stranger bring my child to the bathroom either" (her DD is autistic & is in E.I. as well). Hearing that from a close friend who is involved made me realize that I do have rights as a parent & as an advocate for my DS.
Sorry I've been MIA, I've been so freaking busy w/ therapy for the kids, BDay parties & events that I haven't had the chance to log on. I am sorry for that. Hope you guys understand. Just so you ladies know, my T&P's are always w/ you & your children.