The district's psychologist called me this afternoon to discuss what he was going to say at our upcoming IEP meeting.
He cut right to the chase and said Brian's entire program needs to be rebuilt.
He started to spout off a bunch of different things and then he paused and asked "Well what do you think of his program? "
I also paused wondering just how blunt I should be. Then I said it.
"I often feel I'm just sending my child to a daycare all day long. "
It was a conversation marked with pauses as he took another minute. I started to think I had been too rash and had maybe lost one of my allies.
"I actually wrote the word 'daycare' during one of my observations," he said.
He then said, "Brian deserves an education just as much as all of the other students in that school and I don't see that happening."
Two feelings washed over me: vindication and sadness. I felt vindicated because here was a professional the school hired that agreed with everything I've been saying. Sadness because everything I had been saying and assuming was true.