This week was bittersweet. We said goodbye to Caroline's therapists, daytime nurse, classmates, and teachers. I am deeply thankful for all they have done for Caroline. They always treated her with such respect and affection. They saw the person, not the disability. I think these goodbyes were difficult all around.
Yesterday, Caroline and I attended the open house at her new preschool. As soon as I walked in her classroom, I felt the warmth and commitment of her new teacher, therapists, and staff. Any anxiety I felt as result of these transitions quickly melted away. My heart smiled when her school therapist showed me how her adaptive equipment was already set up in her class. She seems to be the only student with a special adaptive chair/desk, but it will be placed in a way that enables her to always work side-by-side with her class friends (at their table).
I can't help but feel like I hit the lottery with her new teachers! She's in wonderful hands. I have a feeling she is going to love her new school.
Class starts next week!
Caroline at her new school
Caroline's school supplies (except for my label maker!)
Here's Caroline modeling her empty backpack (her school requires a full-size).
We're going to hook it up to her wheelchair.