Edit: Eval results are in. I’ll write a post about it shortly, but the bottom line is, they say he doesn’t qualify. People have been kind enough to give me helpful thoughts in the comments. If you have something to add, please do!
Buki ages out of the early intervention program in about six months, so in February the school system evaluated him to start the process for his transition into the school system if he still needs services. Tomorrow we discuss the results with them.
I am so nervous. We’ve waited a whole month to get these results, and as I said before, I was kind of expecting that they would say everything is fine and he doesn’t qualify for services. But our therapist says she thinks he still needs services.
So we’ve never been to this kind of meeting before. I don’t know what to expect at all. Will they tell us if he has autism or not? Will we be overwhelmed with what they say? I vascilate between hoping they give us some concrete information to being offended that they think they can pidgeon-hole my son just by meeting with him for two hours.
But mostly I’m just nervous. Last summer, when Buki turned two, I obsessively read everything I could on the Internet about autism. I cried for days, thinking I caused it or did something wrong to make it happen. But I couldn’t fully process my feelings because we’re in limbo not knowing for sure what is going on with him.
Tomorrow we’ll learn something. I’m not sure what it will be, but I hope it will be helpful.