It’s been a while since I’ve felt like this. Since I’ve been in Warrior Mom mode and sent an email to school administration inquiring about services. But I messed up and now I’m determined to get it right.
It was the last week before break and I was buying my gift cards for Norrin’s teachers and therapists. I realized that I didn’t know the name of Norrin’s Physical Therapist. And it was the first time – since September that I thought about it.
He didn’t start this school with PT services. It was something one of his teachers suggested Norrin receive PT as a safety issue so that can better navigate his environment. Over the summer he was evaluated and PT was added to his IEP.
Now I LOVE Norrin’s school. It was well worth the year of kindergarten hell (see related posts to catch up) and suing the department of Education. I am grateful that we were able to find a school like the one Norrin attends. I know he is safe there and that he cared for.
But I allowed my love for the school to overshadow everything else. I became complacent. I sat back and relaxed, thinking my job was done…And because I assumed everything was taken care of, Norrin has not had a single PT session since September.
I’m not mad at the school or his teachers. I get that these things happen. Especially since there’s been so many transitions for Norrin since June. I’m mad at myself for not catching it sooner.
Now I know. No matter how old Norrin is and no matter how much I love his school/teacher – I can never take anything for granted. I will always need to be Norrin’s #1 advocate. Because no one else will make sure he has the things he needs in order to navigate this world.
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