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Final Thoughts before heading out to the meeting…

Now that I have left you all with plenty to read with all my obsessing and babbling, (Do you see what happens when Aspies start to hyper-focus?) it is time to print copies of all my madness for everyone else in the meeting, (they are all getting copies whether they want them or not), hop in the shower, go pick up my mother to watch the baby, and be off to the wrestling match.

My last thought before I wrap up here this  morning is to grab the little man’s report card, which came home yesterday, and show the “Teacher Comment” section to you. With the meeting scheduled for today,  and his struggles well known, it still says:

“*Fails to bring materials* *Needs organizational skills*… knows what to do in writing, but he has to be willing to put the time and effort he needs into his papers.”


What you don’t see in the picture (I’m terrible at taking pictures) is the bottom hand-written teacher’s comments.

“…is a sweet student. However, he has a hard time making an independent decision and taking responsibility for it. It might be helpful for (the little man) if he were held accountable for some specific responsibilities at home.”

I can’t give up—but good grief, they just do not get it!

Time to go now, but if I’ve forgotten anything that you think of just let me know…I am certain I will be fidgeting with my phone looking for messages at some point during today’s meeting. Smile

Oh, BTW— I will be participating/interviewed tonight in a “TweetChat”.  First time—I’ll gather the information this afternoon and post it. Maybe I will “see” some of you there.

Jeannie Davide-Rivera

Jeannie is an award-winning author, the Answers.com Autism Category Expert, contributes to Autism Parenting Magazine, and the Thinking Person's Guide to Autism. She lives in New York with her husband and four sons, on the autism spectrum.