Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Moving On

The past two days I've been busy visiting a potential preschool for Brian. Josh, Corbin, & I checked it out yesterday and spent almost an hour and a half there. Then today I took Brian and we spent another hour exploring. I'm very excited about this school, Woodfords! They've recently located to a new location and have all kinds of room. The program is inclusive though there aren't a whole lot of "typicals" but there is hope there will be more soon. There are several different classrooms but they all gather together for certain times of the day. There are visual prompts all over the place, a BIG gross motor room for plenty of times for sensory breaks, our speech therapist actually does therapy there, all the children with autism have aides- yet the aides change so they don't depend too much on one person, and the program is still ABA based but in a very natural setting. We're making the transition but I'm not too sure how soon he'll be able to start.

Though I'm super excited about this I'm feeling very sad about leaving Discovering Kids behind. We've been with them since Brian was very first diagnosed, over two years ago. We've learned so much from them and they have helped Brian progress so much! Like everytime I make a choice regarding the children's therapy or school I get nervous, second-guessing myself, hoping I'm making the right decision. I think I'm the best judge of what they need so I just need to stick to my guns and pray for the best!

3 comments:

minivan driving soccermom said...

wow, it sounds like a GREAT school!!! I think it's impossible not to second guess...if only they came w/ instructions books that told us if it was the right choice or not :::::sigh::::

Christina said...

That sounds like a great place!! I'm happy for you guys!

minivan driving soccermom said...

wow, it sounds like a GREAT school!!! I think it's impossible not to second guess...if only they came w/ instructions books that told us if it was the right choice or not :::::sigh::::