We maintain consulting relationships with support professionals in the community and work in a collaborative manner with them when a child with specific needs is identified. Included are speech and occupational therapists, mental health professionals and a pediatrician. For children with specific needs transitioning to a public school district we work with the district to arrange for the child to have services in place upon entering kindergarten.
"My adopted son, 'A', is brilliant, charming and highly active. But he was born addicted to methadone so he also has impulse issues. I have to work to support my family, so 'A' has to be in daycare. As he grew to be a toddler, 'A' used his intelligence to disrupt...