April 2012:  IEP Transition Meeting with General Ed school.  How exciting!

December 2011:  final IEP Meeting in Special Ed.  Decision made to mainstream for Fall 2012-2013 school year.

October 2011:  We begin private OT once per week.
June 3, 2011: Tonsillectomy, Adenoidectomy, and Left lateral eye muscle resection.

May 24, 2011: IEP Meeting. This is how they all should be!

May 2011: consult with ENT. Tonsils and Adenoids must come out. Plans are put into motion.

May 2011: Meeting with School District Administration. It shouldn't have to come to this, should it?

April 2011: Parent-Teacher Conference...and the Principal!

March 2011: ENT recommends tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy soon.

January 2011: IEP Meeting...and the 1st mention of "mainstreaming"...EEK!

December 2010: looks like a revision of eye surgery is in our future.

November 2010: Inclusion increased to 42% of her school day.

August 2010: 1st grade!

March 2010: Inclusion increased to 35% of her school day.

January 8, 2010: Kaitlyn admitted to hospital for 23 hour observation for large bowel obstruction and ileus.

August 26, 2009: Full time Kindergarten with two hours of private speech therapy a week. Let's see how this one goes!

August 20, 2009: Kaitlyn's 1st Day of Kindergarten

April 20, 2009: IEP/Kindergarten Transition Meeting

April 2, 2009: ENT Appointment: Normal hearing exam

February 2009: Special Education Classroom Visit

January 2009: 3 year re-eval and school IEP Meeting

January 2008: School IEP Meeting

February 2007: Kaitlyn's eye surgery at Loyola with Dr. McDonnell (the man walks on water!)

November 2006: Begin private-pay speech therapy for apraxia diagnosis

November 6, 2006: Graduation from Physical Therapy for Torticollis! Woo-Hoo!

October 24, 2006: 1st day of Early Childhood Education

October 24, 2006: 1st meeting with Dr. McDonnell (Pediatric Opthamologist @ Loyola)

October 2006: Official evaluation for Early Childhood Education

February 2006: Begins vision therapy

January 30, 2006: Visual Acuity and Visual Evoked Response Testing

January 12, 2006: Strabismus Testing

December 16, 2005: Visual Evoked Responses

December 14, 2005: Our 1st appointment with Dr. Margolis, Vision Therapist

December 9, 2005: Kaitlyn is diagnosed with "lazy eye" and needs urgent surgery (um, this Dr. was fired after the appointment!)

September 2005: Kaitlyn begins Parent-Children School Program

May 2005: 2nd ENT appointment with OAE to confirm normal hearing

May 2005: 1st IFSP Meeting

March 2005: Begin State of Illinois Early Intervention Program

December 2004: EEG to rule out seizures (normal EEG, just self-stimulating eye rolling movements)

Sept 2004: 1st appointment with ENT to confirm normal hearing

February 2004: begins physical therapy for congenital torticollis

December 2003: hospitalized with viral meningitis

Oct 21, 2003 @ 5:21pm: Kaitlyn is born