I will tell you what, I am overwhelmed. My ds pretty much is being offered a 4 day a week morning program, with PT, OT and ST as well. They do offer transportation, so that is not an issue. The thing is, they will only transport within our county. His current preschool and our workplaces are several counties over in another state. So what do we do with him at 11:30 when they let out?
Plus, they are closed on Wednesday's and during summer time. So, what the heck do I do with him in the afternoons and during the summer? It's not like I would be able to run all the way home and wait for him to be dropped off and then take him to his regular preschool. Plus I would have to get him lunch, as his current preschool serves lunch at 11:30. I am a full time working mom and so is my dh. This program, yeah it is free, but how is this even partway friendly to working parents.
We could take him part-time there and PT with his current school, but the PT, OT and ST schedules are so rigid with the days they are there, that it doesn't work out. But, then again, what to do with him during the summer? And I feel funny about him going to different programs different days, as that seems really unstable/less structured for ds. Yet, I want to do what is best for him. I don't want to regret this decision later.
We are thinking about doing everything through our insurance that we can, so it is more flexible with our schedules. Plus, we really like his preschool that he is at. They are really patient and really want to work with him on his issues.
We are meeting with our own group of doctors on Friday, so hopefully, we may be able to get a few more ideas and answers.