And the testing continues…

Share photos on twitter with Twitpic The last time I wrote about my son’s disability, I discussed a pending court date. That date has come and gone, however the case was withdrawn without prejudice. My wonder attorney negotiated with the school district to have them fund another evaluation. This is we are having a “Neuropsychological” examination. This past Friday was the first of a two part initial examination, which took 3 hours to complete. While in the waiting room I met an older gentleman, and we discussed religion and the situation my family is in. Frank (that was the gentleman’s name) eventually told me that the work I am doing for my son is not looked upon lightly by God, and went on to tell me how he took care of his sick uncle the last three years he was on this earth. Every time I begin to sink into my dark place, and believe I am not doing enough to help my son, I receive that much needed extra push. Around lunch time the Neuro-Psychologist met me in the waiting room and confirmed what I stated in the letter to the school district was correct, and that my son is lucky to have such a savvy mother. Next week we have our second part of testing, which takes 5 hours, and from there…more fighting…even though I get tired I know he needs it and it is worth it. Everyone that tests my son sees how wonderful he is. The school district wants to wait for him to fail before they start doing their job. I would rather start getting him the help before it becomes too late. He is not receiving an appropriate education with his current school district.
I wanted to post this today so that any mother out there, going through a dark time knows she is not alone. Being a single parent places extra weight on you, and having a disabled child is challenging enough. Adding other factors (age, race, and geographical location) can make it even more difficult to juggle. Just keep on keeping on moms…
Child Support is another animal within itself…

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