Because I’m the boss, applesauce.

One day, when I have a desk, I’m going to have a plaque on it, but it’s not going to say ‘Director,’ it’s going to say ‘Humanitarian Misanthropist,’ and that way they’ll know that I’m there to help kids get treatment for a fraction of the normal cost, but if they argue with me about…

Om-Nom!

Well, Khalid is back at his old school and Iman is happy to be going along with him. I’ve yet to visit the old school and formalize their removal, but I’ll definitely be doing so- especially since we paid half the fees in advance! Khalid was immediately happier back in familiar settings- the first day…

On a side note…

I’m definitely getting carpal tunnel in my left hand. Which makes typing very hard. Khalid’s old school (which we left because of it’s C- average as an educational institution) has a place for him. Which is far, far, better than nothing, Alhamdulillah. Tomorrow I go to meet the principal, InshaAllah. Alhamdulillah. ­čÖé In the mean…

Fifth Time’s the Charm?

School number four says they cannot offer Khalid the learning support he needs. I say I already provide the support he needs, he comes with not just a shadow, but an ABA therapist. They say their decision is final. I wonder how they decided they couldn’t provide Khalid with the support he needs without ever…

Ouch

Dear Ms. Khalid’s Mom, Unfortunately we are not able to accommodate Khalid this year, academically he fits in for Foundation Stage 2 but will require learning support assistance due to behavior and concentration age related expectations.┬á According to the age related assessment Khalid understood the questions that were asked by the teacher however did not…

(Too cool for school)

The hunt continues to find Khalid a suitable English-speaking school that is autism-friendly, uses sound behavior┬áreinforcement principles (rather than education through intimidation) and doesn’t cost an arm, a leg, two kidneys and your left earlobe. ┬áI’ve been to three schools just today, dragging Khalid and Joy along for the ride and leaving a trail of…