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