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Every day since I last posted, I get something from Jonah’s school – maybe a phone call to tell me about an incident report and body check, complete with a listing of where and how bad his bruises are.  Then, most days, an e-mail as well — always phrased exactly the same but for the […]

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Because Jonah is 15 now, we’re starting the process of transitioning him to an adult program. He can stay at Anderson until he is 21, but before that we need to identify the best, most appropriate housing for Jonah.  So I went to a required Front Door orientation about a month ago.  Mostly they talked about very basic stuff – what it means to be eligible, how to prove eligibility, how to access services – things we plugged into years ago.  Because it’s an adult service, though, some of the details will change.  Instead of an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP), for example, he’ll have an Individualized Service Plan (ISP).

And so here we go.

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Some of the people at the Anderson Center for Autism will email me every so often to check in and see if I have any questions or concerns.  More often than not, I’ll answer with just a brief note of appreciation, but sometimes I will ask a question or express a concern. This past week was one of […]

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So I came across a news story on Yahoo about a special needs kid getting his high school diploma.  Proud mama is grinning, and the headline reads Child With Severe Autism Beats Odds To Graduate. Severe autism my ass.  I’ll show ’em severe autism. I guess we’ll need new terms to describe people like Jonah.  […]

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