Saturday, October 16, 2010


Slippery Dip Fun with Daddy at Floriade

Feeling all warm and fuzzy today. Last night was the Opening of the Art Show at Ayla's Specialist school. I went along to help out with selling the paintings and craft entered by the students....spent a little money too. I bought the most gorgeous handmade wrapping paper and cards and a funky little painting for Ayla's room. I'll take a photo of it when I get it home next week. It's the biggest fundraiser of the year for her school and this week, more than ever, we really wanted to jump in and help raise that money.

Earlier in the week we had another meeting with the Principal and was informed that the Executive Teacher had already been up to visit Ayla's old school, Xavier. She had spent an entire day not just looking at Xavier but taking part in the Conductive Education programs in all of the rooms as well as having a cuppa with the parents at morning tea. I had the privelege of having a chat to this teacher last night at the art show and found out that she was SUPER impressed and absolutely loved her day there. Apparently, she's been eyeing prospective students for the new program that we are hoping to have started first term 2011 in Ayla's new school. I'm feeling all warm and fuzzy because not only did she visit Xavier and everyone from Xavier sent their greetings down to us but.....the visiting Teacher was thoughtful enough to request Ayla's placemat from Xavier so that she could have it here at her new school....made me well as being warm and fuzzy :)

So, we have a few meetings with the prospective Conductor and Steven and I will be holding meetings with all of the parents of the school to explain the program, the benefits and what some may see as the disadvantages (those being that you will actually need to come to school and take part in the program), and then re-assure them that they won't be bullied into anything they don't want to do. The Conductive Ed program will be purely a program of CHOICE. And I think CHOICE is a very important word in the disabilities world. CHOICE is not something that the people who are part of this world usually experience. And I, for one, am very proud that myself and Steven are going to be instrumental in bringing CHOICE to Canberra Specialist Schools.


Robync said...

You give me goose bumps Melissa

Anonymous said...

HI Melissa- Your story brought a tear to my eye.

Melissa Luxmoore said...

Awww....I hope it was a happy tear :)