Then the Bubble Burst…

I feel low today. Disappointed. Depressed. Gilbert was suspended from school yesterday until Monday morning and it feels like I’ve been dealt a heavy body blow. Things were going well. His first 4 weeks passed without incident or concern. He seemed happy, the...
Back to School: It's Done

Back to School: It's Done

My kids went back to school this morning. After weeks of nerves and anxiety mixed in with a little excitement, Matilda returned to school in Year 1 and Gilbert started there in Year 2. It went better than I expected. They were both excited to get their lunches...
Things I Know About Endings & Beginnings

Things I Know About Endings & Beginnings

Life is full of endings & beginnings. Today marks both an ending and a beginning for my son and my family. Today is his last day in a special education setting – as of next year he will begin Year 2 at his local public school. I know I will be in tears when...
The Road to Mainstream – Part 3

The Road to Mainstream – Part 3

This is the third post in a series dedicated to following the transition of my son, Gilbert Bear from a special education setting to a mainstream classroom. Part 1 documented his education settings up to now and Part 2 went over the paperwork and administrative...
Thankful for Acceptance

Thankful for Acceptance

I am so very thankful today for acceptance. In this case, for the acceptance of my son by the staff and students at his new school which has literally made my year. Gilbert had his first formal transition visit to his local public school yesterday. We were all nervous...

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