Yesterday was the girls Spring conference at school. I got to meet with their teacher as well as all of their therapists. All in all it was a good meeting. The girls are doing amazingly well over all. Their academic skills are well above average. The meeting really didn't bring anything *new* to light. They are seeing some of the same issues at school that we see at home so everything seems to be status quo.
The good news is that it looks like both girls will be eligible to stay in the program next year. We had some concerns that since most of Grace's behavioral issues and tantrums are happening at home they might not qualify her. It looks like it will be enough to keep her in. The mixed news is that they are talking about trying her in the integrated classroom. On paper it looks like a good idea. Having her in with both "typical" kids as well as kids with additional needs. It would create more of a social "challenge" for her. The reality is it means a much larger classroom size, less support and separation from Abby. I am just not sure I am ready for any of it.
The way they presented it is that we would have some say in where she ends up. It just seems to me that having her in a classroom with 3 teachers to 8 kids versus 2 teachers to 20 kids seems like a no brainer... It's something we'll discuss over the next few months.