Feeling Discouraged

I’ve been advocating for our DS1 since he was in the second grade, 10 years ago. Now he’s getting ready to graduate from HS and go out into the world and spread his wings. Will he be successful? I hope he will be, but I’m not certain and I worry that he is unprepared. The service that the school district agreed to give him (finally) is not working out, and we’re running out of time to advocate for any changes in his IEP during this final spring semester. The admin is talking to me about scheduling his exit IEP, but I feel he still needs to have the service.
What should I do? We are out of time. I feel like the school district has won, just by being so maddeningly inefficient. I’m thinking of seeking out a private provider to see him over the summer, which we will have to pay for. We are struggling to recover from our financial challenges of the past year. Our DS2 needs my attention and more of our energy and resources to survive his NPS.
I’m exhausted and I feel like giving up. The school district has “won”. Our boys are not getting the support that they need to be successful. I hope the district will be happy.

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About marcieb08

Mom of two twice exceptional young adults, founder of Twice Exceptional/ 2E Network International on Facebook. Also founder of Silly Seal Aquatics & Fitness, water and land exercise for all abilities, ages 6 months to adults, special needs and senior fitness.
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