At 42 Degrees

At 42 Degrees

Saturday, May 18, 2013

End Of An Era,....


A year and half ago,...Isaac had his two year check-up,...and we were instantly dropped into the Alice In Wonderland,...Rabbit Hole,...of Apraxia,...

Apraxia,...what?

Lots of Googling,...lots of tears, mine, and lots of prayers, my husband and I, our sons, and family and friends,...and lots of telephone calls,...which were miraculous,...because I picked up the telephone and instantly got an appointment with THE best speech pathologist in our area.

Next I picked up the telephone and instantly got an evaluation for Isaac in an Early Intervention program,...just a few weeks later he was in class,...

Another telephone call yielded Early Intervention help from our state program,...that was a very intimidating call,...I was soooo scared to dial that number, but the lady on the other end was so nice, so kind and so concerned,...she got us started on the path of more therapy for Isaac, speech and Kindermusic,...which led to public school evaluations,...more speech therapy and placement in preschool for this fall,...

This,..by the way,.. is our tax dollars at work.

Thank you fellow citizens,...thank you,...thank you!

Early Intervention is a worthwhile cause,...think of us and families like us,... next time you see that tax on your receipt,...we are groveling grateful!

But before we started State Funded Intervention, we started at the Bell Center,...and thank you, thank you, thank you corporate donors,...and private sponsors,...you are heroes to these children....

Last spring there were just a couple weeks left in the semester,...but in Early Intervention you don't have any time to lose,...you jump in,...




Only Isaac didn't like going to class,...he pitifully cried all that first week and so did I,...




Then, I made him a social story,... 

More sunshine,...less tears,....


Of course,...after class and lunch,...maybe a quick nap,...we were often off to therapy,...


Isaac's been a really good sport about being dragged here and there,...


Introduced to buckle chairs,...and EVERY single new adult he met,...wanted him to sign, "MORE."



Surely it was as bewildering to him,...as this whole process has been to us,...


However our Era of Early Intervention is coming to a close,...teacher gifts have been made and given,...Isaac's teachers,...heroes all!!!!



Three years old,...and almost graduate of Early Intervention,...Isaac's been through a lot for such a little guy,....he's met lots of people,...made some friends,....



Friday he passed out treats,...today we shopped for shoes,...and in the morning, he is getting a hair cut,...because tomorrow afternoon Isaac graduates,...white gown and diploma and all,...


A new Era to begin,...lots of prayers,...probably some tears,...and no doubt plenty of laughter and smiles,...because when all is said in done,...Isaac is Isaac,...he's filled with laughter and joy and brings delight to our lives,...often in the most unexpected ways,...with Isaac the only thing predictable about him is there is nothing predictable about him,...but it is aways interesting and fun!!!!

Until I post again,...may God bless and keep you!


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