Aug 27, 2010

Wonder Woman Strikes Agian

This post is for those of you who have or work with special needs children. All others will not understand. Since this is school season I will be using lots of visual aids.
As previously stated in The "S" Word Chronicles Wonder Woman got wind of the school bus situation:

Do I smell an IEP violation?.

This was on Wednesday. Because I was at work I could not follow up on the bus situation immediately. I didn't have to as Wonder Woman phoned me first. She informed me that she had instructed the school to amend the IEP which would be done today. (meaning Wednesday) and the handicapped school bus will be ordered. She gave me her cell phone number in case I had any problems. I thanked her. While I am thanking her I am thinking:

On Wednesday afternoon I pick The baby up from school. The teacher approached me stating that she will be amending the IEP today. Here's our conversation:
You will be amending the IEP today?
Teacher: Yes.
Me: You will be
amending the IEP today?
Teacher: Yes
Me: You will be amending the IEP
Teacher: Yes.
Me: What about the staffing?
Teacher: What staffing?
Me: The staffing needed to amend the IEP. You know the one that has always been necessary and always takes weeks to schedule because it takes weeks to get everyone who needs to be at the staffing gathered together in one place at one time?
The staffing that is never done at a parents convenience?
Crickets chirping

Me: Ok. Listen. If you can amend the IEP today I am going on record today as telling you that I will admire you even more than i admire you already.
Teacher. Thank you. (she is smiling and backing away.)

On Thursday afternoon I picked up the baby. The teacher sees me and signals me:

She presents me with the amended IEP for my signature.

Me: You amended the IEP!
Teacher: Yes.
Someone pinch me.

On my way out the aid mentions to me that the PE coach has worked up an adaptive program for The Baby and today they worked with bean bags.

Me: You worked with bean bags? You were there at PE?
Aid: Yes. I attend PE with her.
You attend PE with The Baby?
Aid: Yes.
Me: You
attend PE with The Baby?
Aid: Yes
Me: You attend PE with
The Baby?
Aid: Yes. I am her aid.

On the way out of the classroom the baby points to a poster. "What's that?" I hardly notice as I am in a state of shock. I feel like I have just been injected with a big IV bolus of Versed. The teacher hears The Baby. "What's that, Baby? Tomorrow when you come to school we will discuss this poster and I will tell you all about it."

I know I am not in Heaven because i would not be ankle deep in sewage if I were in Heaven. I do know this. however. The teacher, the aid and Wonder Woman are
members of an all female Amazonian tribe, one of which is pictured below, whose powers include super strength, super speed, stamina, and the ability to fly.

Do I smell an IEP violation?


Jennie said...

I LOVE this post :)

Diane said...

I agree with Jen, I LOVE this post!
Smiling as I read it!

Diane said...

"If it means interfering in an ensconced, outdated system, to help just one woman, man or child...I'm willing to accept the consequences." -WONDER WOMAN


Diane: You see? I KNEW IT!

Island Rider said...

Though not as urgent as yours, I have attended my share of IEP conferences (one which was five years overdue) and know for a fact that Wonder Woman has indeed been at work it. AMAZING!

Island Rider said...

PS I have a dog JUST like that one.

Dani said...

*sigh* I wish our IEP meetings went like this.


IR: Do you have photos of Fido on your blog?

Dani: Tell me about it. This is the first one in 17 years I haven't had to struggle with. It's a miracle.

Kathleen Scott said...

Yesterday the shit, today the champagne. So glad you got the latter.


Kathleen: This is why I love your blog. you do have a way with words. :)

Island Rider said...

yes, I do have pictures of my dogs. Just look under labels for dogs near the bottom of the screen on the left hand side.

Elizabeth said...

Send them my way!