As a mother, I will never give up on my child. As a mother of a child who has autism, I will never give up hope.
I look into his eyes and I see all the potential that he has to offer to this beautiful world and I just know that one day the world can see what I see.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Today was Bryce’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meeting.

Without going into huge details and in depth in Bryce’s IEP, here’s the basics.

His strengths include:

  • Can sit and participate in class activities with support
  • Enjoys coming to school each day
  • Is more aware and engaged in class activities
  • Is usually able to adapt to new situations
  • Enjoys drawing and PE activities
  • Enjoys going to the computer lab and using Kids Pix and ZAC Browser

His needs, and things we are working on:

  • Needs some support and guidance with daily routines
  • Needs support with classroom and individual seat work
  • Needs support with staying in seat and completing work
  • Requires support (with verbal prompts or natural cues) for transitions within classroom and throughout school
  • Needs reminders to work more quietly (gets silly at times)
  • Needs help to calm and self-regulate when he gets frustrated
  • More teaching/coaching of acceptable interactions with peers

While I’m not a huge fan of the IEP itself, as it’s just a piece of paper that gets filled in, revised once or twice a year through a meeting, and then gets filed until next revision.

That being said, it’s very important to get together and meet with everyone involved in your child’s education. Your child’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meeting is a great opportunity to make sure all your concerns are addressed, ideas are written down, suggestions are implemented, questions are answered and to make sure what you want to see out of the school year happens!

This is your time to have a voice and be heard.

Thanks for reading,

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