Howdy! I’m been off in Dallas, TX attending a blogging conference, but now I’m home and ready to jump back into things with both feet. If you follow Bird on the Street on Facebook then you knew where I went, but if you don’t I apologize. Here are a couple of little updates:
- I am bringing an advocate with me to Charlie’s IEP. I talked to her while I was in a cab to the airport, so I haven’t notified the school or worked out the details, but it’s nice to know that I won’t be alone. I’ve outlined my preferences for his placement–the first is that he be accommodated at his home school (this seems unlikely, but it never hurts to ask!). The second is that he attend a school that feeds into his home Junior High and High School and that they provide transportation to that school. Again, I’m not sure what our chances are, but I’m willing to try.
- This blog needs some work. The template that Bird on the Street is built on started acting up sometime this summer and I’ve been steadfastly ignoring that for about nine months now. It’s time to clean things up–get my fonts straight, figure out what the heck happened to my background color, etc. I also repeatedly have people tell me that they get a virus warning when they visit my site. I’ve reviewed the site myself, have security measure installed and have had it reviewed by a computer programmer. It’s also been cleared by Google. I think the issue is actually my hosting company and I’ll be working on that as well–can’t have people turning away because of a hosting glitch.
- Nothing inspires content ideas like a blogging conference. I had so many ideas I wonder how many I can squeeze into this space. I also have some people contacting me about collaborating on some ideas, so that’s in the mix too. I did want to ask how you guys feel about iPad apps–are you interested in reviews or spotlights? Like maybe just one “this app worked for me” post? I’ve read a bunch of websites dedicated solely to apps, but I struggled with all the choices. Let me know. I won’t ever do big lists of good apps, but have considered reviewing and sharing a few that we really like. Any interest?