Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New School Visit!

Well I was impressed!! This school is amazing especially for a public school. I knew we lived in a great town but I never expected the school to look the way it did and have everything a disabled child would need. I had my hopes up and they were surpassed. The school was completely renovated and reconstructed. They have seperate OT and speech classrooms along with a large sensory and PT room. He will only be in the all inclusive for around 3 hours a day. He will be with typical 1st grades for science, social studies and everything such as music, art, gym... I am very excited for him to start in this school. His new teacher is young and energetic. They have computers in the room and one is a touch screen. Brendan already tried that out as soon as he saw it. The have a handicap accessible bathroom off their classroom and access to the playground. It is designed very well and I am excited for him to be with typical peers more because that is what he needs. He went to visit the typical 1st grade classroom and everyone stared since he wheeled himself in but they all said hello and smiled. One boy said "that's a wheelchair" and a few children walked up to him and talked to him. I think he will fit in just fine! He was shy but soon he will show them his personality and everyone will love him as everyone always does.

4 comments:

Sheila said...

Wow! This school sounds great! It makes me want to move! I know Brendan will win over his new classmates in no time. I'm so happy for all of you!

We take it day by day said...

Yes he will! I am sure of that!

Amy said...

YAY! This is so exciting. The school sounds fantastic. I want to move too! It sounds like a place that I would love for Emma to be. The whole setup sounds great, and I love that he gets to be with typical peers so much of the day. AWESOME! I am certain that he will be very happy and make lots of friends. No one could resist that sweet smile! I am happy for you guys too!

April said...

Brilliant news!