I was hoping that the next post I was writing would be all about the new job I found and the excitement involved in looking forward to a fresh new start in a fresh new place.
I hasn’t happened….yet. I have had several good interviews and I walked out of each of them feeling like I had hit it out of the ballpark. These were positions that screamed my name as far as the skills required and my background, experience and desires. I was wondering “How am I going to choose between them…they all seem great!” But then days turn into weeks and no follow-up call comes. One did send an email stating they had hired someone else, and that is totally fine. It is possible there are some other highly qualified, experienced people who are also looking might be better suited to some spots. But Some of these seemed SO tailor-made for me. I’m scratching my head, but continuing to pursue what pening there are and trying not to get discouraged.
You can only imagine Jane’s anxiety. And my two boys also know that this summer is different because we are not taking any real long trips or vacations and holding on to the money a little tighter. They know it is all about Daddy’s job. At least we still have medical insurance for a couple more months.
But I DO have some good news to share! Liz Ditz has been a sort of guardian angel of my blog since its earliest days, linking, commenting and promoting articles she thought were good, and driving a lot of readers my way. She is just a dynamo of reading and writing and promoting the cause of disability advocacy. Every blogger should be so lucky to have a Liz in their readership!
A few weeks ago, she emailed and asked about an article I had written from my IEP series and wondered if I would be interested in participating in a project of contributing it toward a book she and some other folks are working on. And so after doing some editing and updating, we finished it and you can read the revised version of my article on IEP goals at the Thinking Persons Guide To Autism which will eventually become a print book! How cool is that?
I invite you to seriously check the blog out, because it has many awesome articles written be some very accomplished bloggers. I totally wish I had a resource like this in the earliest days of son’s diagnosis. It is a common sense and scientific look at autism issues without the weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth that I see in so much autism literature and articles by parents and professionals in the field while being sensitive to the emotional overhang associated with autism. There are some great articles there that are worth a look as a professional as well as a parent. This blog is decidedly parent-centric written by and for parents but is a great resource for teachers and othe professionals too.