Monday, February 9, 2009

If You Could Do One Thing Differently

Another parent has asked me to accompany her to her ASD son's IEP (Individual Educational Plan) meeting. 

As if I'm an expert.  The one thing I wish I'd done differently on my journey with Diver is learning about Special Ed law; but, raising an ASD child is one of those journeys where you don't know what you don't know until you need to know it.   After your umpteenth frustrating IEP meeting, you begin to understand what you don't know.  So, if I had to do it all over again, I would add WrightsLaw to my must-read list early on.

What about you?  If you could do it all over again, what one thing would you do differently?  


  1. Came over to see the BBOTD... I am both touched and humbled by your blog. I cannot imagine life in your shoes, but just wanted to say that I will say a little prayer for you & Diver today. :)

  2. Thank you. Please visit anytime.

  3. If I knew then what I know now, I would have pushed for a more complete evaluation when she was initially diagnosed with ADHD. That was just the tip of the iceberg.

  4. How old was your daughter when dx'd? Where was the dx done? The one (and only) good thing about the place Diver was dx'd was their team approach.