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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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We had a check to write for one of Elizabeth’s therapies.  I showed Elizabeth the name that she needed to write on the “Pay to” line.

She grabbed the pen and started to write.

So ask me how it went….

Thank you for asking….

Not well.  Her writing went from small to SO BIG by the end of the words that we had to void out the check and try two more times until it was readable and did not take two checks lengths to complete. Read the rest of this entry »

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