Below is a "best of" post from when my middle daughter (Lord is she ever, just like her Mom) aged out of the school system at 21. What on EARTH is happening for students aging out in 2020? Programs are closed everywhere. Zoom programming us DOOM programming for many on the spectrum. What's happening in your State and how are you forging into adulthood?
2018: Time flies. Gianna, in her fashion, is leaving the nest (not literally, she lives with her sisters and me!) and starting the adult phase of her life. School ends today. She turns 22 next month. Can you imagine that? She will be attending a program for adults with special needs. She'll be safe and well cared for and have a chance to grow and learn and gain skills toward more independence. And while it sure isn't what I had ever planned for her - I'm grateful that we have good people helping us. Mia's age out was much tougher on me. But I'm in a better frame of mind than I was two years ago, so perhaps that's a big part of my peace. I hope you are find peace too. In some fashion. We can do this, friends. Readers. Stay strong.