Sunday, August 17, 2008

Thanks and a new week.

august 17 2008

Thank you all for your wonderful and comforting reactions.
When I was young I didn't even consider that I could loose a child.
But life is painful, surprising and interesting.

It certainly shows who are friends and caring people and who are not.

It was special to see the eclips of the moon at the time she died so many years ago.

The feeling of rest I got was good, and much needed.


Well, I guess the vacation is over.

The children have to start next week, but tomorrow the administrations of the schools are open again and I expect that the whole problem of finding a school for my autistic boy will start tomorrow too.

I've decided to go against the wishes of the council representative and risk being brought to court.

She wants him to go to a school for kids with behavioral problems. To be precise: for kids that are a danger for their teachers and fellow students.

My son is autistic.
That is a neurobiological disorder, not a behavioral problem.

He's not a danger to others, he needs protection from them!

I've decided to apply for a place between the longterm ill children.
He came home from school depressed and stressed out, and treatment starts in september.
The pediatrician starts treatment of his eating disorder soon after that.
So he won't be able to go to school as much as he would be otherwise. (And as he wasn't able to attend school a 100% before...)

The last weeks I've written to some schools and people who might be able to help me.
So I expect quite a lot of mails tomorrow.

At 10 I'll call the organisation who has to decide whether he'll be granted a place among the longterm ill kids, and ask for a meeting.

If the councilrepresenative wants me in court... so be it.

But I don't think I'll be convicted of anything else than pure motherhood, and that's not a crime. LOL!

I'm a bit nervous, but I'm sure I've made the right choice.


Dealing with this all has made this vacation a stressfull time.
I'm glad the children are old enough to understand what is going on.
The result is that we have grouped together as a family and that we feel even stronger against outside influences.

So let the week begin!
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  1. God bless you. You are so strong! I just gave birth to a special needs child in May...you are an inspiration!

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