#4 - Wherever you go, there you are...w/good people...Guru V People. SHOUT OUT TO MY PROVIDENCE PEEPS. Thank you Bradley Hospital and Ronald McDonald House...we are grateful and will miss you. Stay in touch.
#3 - Anger creates blocks when it is held on to and revisited. I am angry at a few entities...attempting to create action vs. resentment.
#2 - Psychiatrists are indeed MD's with an additional residency in psychiatry beyond medical school. Therefore, all medical testing, prevention and methods should be exhausted prior to treatment with psychotropic meds and in order to ensure that long-term side effects are avoided. Children w/autism, as well as many other similarly-diagnosed individuals are treated w/PT's first due to behavioural symptoms.
#1 - The parents' team membership on the IEP team gets only one vote, no matter how many family members, professionals and community members they bring to the meeting. The school gets one vote per each representative. Room for change.