Let's see... When we last left off in our story, Luke had graduated from Early Intervention, and we were trying to hammer out an IEP for him.
Well, the IEP is all nailed down now. Luke will be attending the mod/severe special needs class at the same school where Hannah went to preschool. It's 5 days a week, but only 2 hours per day. Right in the middle of the day, of course, so it's as inconvenient as possible, but we should have BUS SERVICE for him soon. The school bus was the main reason behind getting Luke's wheelchair.
He will be getting physical therapy weekly and feeding therapy twice a month in the classroom. He has lots of lofty goals, in all areas written into his IEP, but since the only area he met IE goals in was feeding therapy, I'm trying not to get my hopes up.
I'm actually surprised I could get him to stand for these pictures. He's leaning against the wall, of course, but he usually refuses to stand, even holding on to something in front of him. He did start slamming his head into the wall by the time I was done snapping shots.
I believe Sam was saying something to the effect of, "Yeah, that's right, you should be crying, cuz school sucks." Sam and Bri start next week. I'm looking forward to getting our school year groove down.
Since I always take pictures of the other kids in front of the front door, I had Paul hold him out front so we could get the traditional First Day of School shot for him, too.
Paul stayed in the class the whole 2 hours today to help Luke and the staff acclimate to each other. He said it went well. It will be interesting to see how Luke changes this school year.
I'm now packing 2 lunch boxes every day. I should do a lunch box post while all our stuff is still new and ick-free, for the most part. Unfortunately, Paul said that at lunch today he was completely unable to use his fork. Some days, he has a skill, and other days, he doesn't.
I'll be sure to share pictures again when he starts taking the school bus. Katie loves buses, so she's going to be so excited when one starts coming to our house every day! I bought some bus fabric, but I haven't decided if I want to make it into pants for Luke or a skirt for Katie yet. Maybe if I'm careful, I can squeak out both.
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