2012 has proven to be a busy year thus far…and it’s only 19 days in. I want to post everyday…and it may get to that point…but for now I have other priorities on my plate. At the end of 2011 our daughter was diagnosed with ADHD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Asperger’s. The first two we were aware of. The last was suspected, but now confirmed. So…I’m now in the endless cycle of appointments, testing, paperwork, and research. It’s frustrating as a parent to know your child needs certain neuro-psychological tests, but the wait list to have those tests is 4-6 months out. What are we supposed to do in the interim? Wait, I suppose. Good news is…she is in a small charter school that is amazing. The Special Ed coordinator has already sent the paperwork necessary for the school district testing and will construct an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) as soon as possible. Until then, I will keep making phone calls to try and secure the necessary testing…and keep assuring my daughter that she is just as amazing as ever…because she is. Whatever it takes.