In an interesting and only somewhat unexpected turn of events, Charlie is being tested tomorrow for the gifted and talented program.

As an educator, I know that gifted education falls under the umbrella of Special Ed and, with kids on the Asperger's end of the autism spectrum, it does happen that they fall into both categories.

It will be interesting to see the results. If he qualifies, this will add to the placement options we'll discuss for next fall:
  • Contained Special Ed Kindergarten
  • Contained Special Ed 1st Grade
  • Regular Ed Kindergarten with modifications and supports
  • Regular Ed 1st Grade with modifications and supports
  • Mainstream Kindergarten
  • Mainstream 1st Grade
  • GT Kindergarten (either full time or one day a week)
  • GT 1st Grade (either full time or one day a week)
  • GT Kindergarten with Special Ed modifications and supports
  • GT 1st Grade with Special Ed modifications and supports
At the rate he's progressing, I really think we can knock a lot of those options off the list. Still, it's a lot of choices for one little guy.  Thankfully, the people on Team Charlie rock.


shaibaer said...

I think the LEADER of "Team Charlie" rocks the best! You are so wonderful and amazing. You are my role model not only as an advocate for our special children, but also as a Mom. I know *my* child's journey is alot easier because you are my friend. :)

Anonymous said...

I would like to think that those three smart kids of yours get a little bit of it from their grandfather.

Love ~ Papa