It was not a bad meeting yesterday. Yes, CPS did still intend to put youngest in an RTC when his level is received some time in the next week or so. In the end it was agreed on for Youngest to remain in the foster home he is in -providing he does not become violent. If he blows,all bets are off and he will be placed in an RTC immediately. The level will already be in place and there will be no delays.
If youngest does do well, we will begin transitioning him home in December. We are also going to extend the temporary conservitorship until mid March. CPS also will tell the school to include us in the ARDs. We will visit when we are able. Court has been postponed until late September. If youngest is playing the system,we will all know dramatically by mid September. The stress of public school-even within the contained classroom,the stress of the bus ride and the stress of having to remain in one home for more than three months without a respite to a Psych hospital will be more than enough to push him over the edge. Conversely, if he can maintain,his progress is actual and we can begin the process to bring him home at Christmas.
It is the best we can do. I think it is as well thought out a plan as we could hope for. As always,it is entirely up to Youngest. This is a tremendous pressure to put on him;but it is how it is. In many ways he is very lucky. He has been given a chance. It is the best we can do for him.
As long as we are not thrown a ringer in court, we are satisfied with these arrangements.
Now I need to concentrate on getting my fifteen year old’s school together. I have his curriculum picked out and the school year roughly mapped out. I need to order the updated books for his history (Sonlight Core 100) and find the discs for his Math.I do have enough together to have him start this coming week. Poor,poor child. No more late nights playing video games for him. As of Sunday,he is banned from electronic stimulation during the school week. It makes it too difficult for him to access the information in his brain.