Another diagnosis just came in - Jie Jie is intellectually disabled, much more so than I suspected.
Sissy's MRI showed a normal brain structure; no obvious reason for her disability.
Our specialist is wonderful. He's encouraging, yet realistic without putting any limits on any of the girls.
Where do we go from here? Well, we still have a long ways to go as far as getting Sissy and Jie Jie into our regional center. The ball is rolling but it's a slow ball. We will definitely be getting more and more involved in our special needs community. Our focus educationally will remain the same - heavy on English and reading comprehension, daily skills level math (or higher if they can do it), and functional life skills. I hope to identify each girls' interests and strengths more precisely and provide them with more time to explore them.