Each year around Giovanna’s birthday is the annual IEP – Individualized Educational Plan – meeting.  This is the first time that I am not dreading this meeting.  For the first time in 6 years, I am able to see some MAJOR progress!  Giovanna is beginning to read, Math is starting to make some connections and the emotional breakdowns are much fewer!  She is really looking forward to being a part of the weekly history discussions in the fall, but knows that she needs to be reading in order to participate.  She is working very hard!