6.03.2010

Totally New School!

I tend to be liberal with the OMGs due to my SoCal upbringing, but this one - this one is legitimate:

OMG! Leo got into The World's Greatest Autism School! YEAAAH!

This is something we've been working on for a while - I met with our school district rep for permission to explore the option (the new school is an NPS, a non-public school, which means that we can't pay for it - the school district has to), then Supervisor M and I toured the school together, then a rep from the school visited and observed Leo at his current school. Yesterday was the last step, in which Leo spent time in his potential new classroom.

They were supposed to take time with their decision, but when they returned him to me after an hour, they told me they loved him and were accepting him on the spot!

Isn't that what we all want to hear about our kids, no matter what kind of kid they are?

Seymour and I are thrilled. Thrilled that Leelo will be in a place where he is appreciated, supported, pushed, and expected to succeed. Thrilled that our kid will be at a school with several of his friends - which means we'll know other families, unlike at his current school. Thrilled for the existing parent community, support groups, fundraisers, motivated and energetic staff -- just thrilled.

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To be clear - Leo's current school has the motivated and energetic staff too. :) But it's not specifically an autism school.

24 comments:

  1. WHOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I love WunderSkool!

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  2. I am so f*&%ing happy about this I could burst.

    This is huge. Congratulations, hugs all around, and one, big high five to Leo.

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  3. So happy for you all!
    XOXO

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  4. Your joy brought tears to my eyes. Happy tears for your family and for that special little guy. Congrats to all of you!

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  5. I'm so so happy for you and your whole family.

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  6. Melissa P.3:08 PM

    WELCOME TO MAC!
    I think you and Leo will love it as we do.
    Gosh, my oldest has been there about 5 years now.

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  7. Totally delurking (as I seem to do once every few years at this point, yeesh) but.. YAY! YIPPEE!! CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE (but especially Leo!)

    :)

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  8. Congratulations! That's wonderful!

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  9. This is beyond fantastic. I am so happy for you and Leo and the whole family. Life-changing stuff, my friend. OMG!!! OMG!!! OMG!!! (Since I also am a born/bred SoCal gal, I feel I can be liberal with the oh my gods as well...) So OMG!!!

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  10. YAY! It sounds like leelo and the school are a perfect fit! glad you heard back so quick and did not have to wait wondering! Best of luck to leelo in the upcomeing school year!

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  11. I'm kvelling and verklempt. (Pass me a tissue, please?)

    I hope this school opens up new and wonderful worlds for your entire family and gives Leo even more opportunities to be loved, cherished, nurtured and engaged. xo

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  12. Yay Leo! Yay school district! Yay Mama.

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  13. Awesome! I'm sure L will love it there as much as B does. And just as great, the entire staff will love and believe in L.

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  14. Mazel Tov! That's fantastic!

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  15. That is so wonderful!! I'm very excited for you!

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  16. FANTASTIC!!! wonderful wonderful news!!!!

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  17. How lovely to be set aloft by all your good wishes as well as our good luck. Thank you!

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  18. I hope it brings him much learning and happiness. Yay!!! Congrats.

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  19. That is wonderful news. I used to be a behavior therapist (specialized teacher with childern diagnosed with Autism and a Transitional coordinator). I have worked in the system for over 12 years. I know how difficult it can be to find the right therapist, school ETC depending on where you live. Congratulations

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  20. That's fabulous news! But I'm pretty sure MY kid is at the world's best autism school. Just sayin'.
    ;)

    Congrats. I KNOW HOW IMPORTANT THIS IS. I've been through the same process. It feels so good when they get into the best possible school to meet their needs.

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