Elizabeth is now done with her college program until it resumes in the fall so she and I were having a nice day off together last week.  We went to lunch, did some errands and she wanted to get an ice cream which we did.  She wanted to go and sit outside with it at the small park across the street.

We were enjoying the nice spring day and talking together when an errant bubble flew by our heads, then another and another so Elizabeth turns around to find the source of the bubbles and we see a mom blowing bubbles to the delight of her baby who is sitting up in his stroller.

We watched this for a bit and Elizabeth says ” I really do love bubbles!”

This brought back some nice memories of times on the driveway when she and Michael chased down bubbles they made. Read the rest of this entry »

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I got a call last week from the secretary of the special education department at our school.  She told me, in a happy voice,  “Now that Elizabeth will be 22 years old, she is now done with Option 23.  This means she is finished, done.”   ……..

You see, we opted for what is called Option 23, which in Ohio means that a student can stay in the “school system” after graduation until the age of 22 years old. For us, this meant that in the post secondary school ( the college program)  we had an IEP to direct her goals etc.  It also meant we were still linked to the school in terms of IEP meetings, talking to the director of special education about reports and the like.

“You can come and pick up Elizabeth’s diploma at the high school office whenever you want to…..” Read the rest of this entry »

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