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You know how you are told to “give it a try” when you are adjusting to something new?

Or someone says “You just haven’t given it enough time, see how it goes?”

I cannot say I don’t agree with the philosophy, in many cases. However, there is one case when I think it is important to act instead of waiting a bit longer.

The case is when you are Read the rest of this entry »

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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