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I know Elizabeth likes to relax by watching television.

I know that Elizabeth likes to go out to dinner.

I know she struggles to order her food if she is nervous to talk.

I know she loves to paint.

I know she loves being with her friends.

I know she struggles with math work.

I will tell you she is happy and so kind hearted, through it all. 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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