|Sadie on her birthday.|
Before her first day of school.
|Sadie exhausted after her|
first day of school.
As I've mentioned in previous posts, at the age of three, children with special needs stop receiving therapy through the Illinois Early Intervention program, and are eligible to start receiving therapy services in school. It doesn't really matter when the third birthday is, if it's the last week of school or the first week - they can start right away. Because we didn't want there to be a gap in Sadie's therapy, school started right on her third birthday, Monday, April 29th.
Our school district gave us the choice between two out-of-district special needs schools for Sadie. After visiting both schools, we decided on a public school about 20 minutes from our home. We really liked the staff and the way they worked with each child's individual strengths.
|Enjoying pool time at school!|
|Sadie's birthday cake|
|Sadie enjoying her|
This month, Sadie also transitioned out of her crib and into her big girl bed! Insurance approved a SleepSafe bed for Sadie. Which is, essentially, a hospital bed that doesn't look like a hospital bed. The head and foot of the bed articulate, it has full side rails, and the entire mattress raises and lowers. It will be great for Sadie long-term.
|Sadie's new SleepSafe bed.|