Friday, February 5, 2016

A family celebration

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On Thursday, DS got his acceptance letter to a special needs transition program at a local university. All costs, including transportation are covered by the local, residential school board. There were only 4 slots open, we are thrilled for him.



 Pepperoni/onion/mushroom
House special


To celebrate, we had an impromptu pizza party. Since I was in the city, I phoned ahead, picked it up on the way home.

Glad to have that question answered for next year. Now, we await figuring out our next housing situation, what the other DS will be doing come Fall.

14 comments:

Florence said...

My congratulations to you and your son!

cheryl soergel said...

Congratulations to your son, what will he be studying? My son waited till the last minute to decide what he wanted to do, glad that is over. Cheryl

Hawaii Planner said...

That's wonderful news! Congrats to your family

CTMOM said...

Cheryl, part of this program is auditign one class of choice. He will chose that in March.

TrayceeBee said...

Yay! What wonderful news! You must be very proud of him since it must not have been easy to secure one of only four spots!

Ms. Sandie said...

Wonderful news!

Marcia in rural WNY said...

Good for him, and good for you as well. I don't know how disabled he is, but it must be a relief to know he will be in some kind of program and you don't need to monitor him closely while trying to work as well.

It's always a relief to have a plan--I suspect my DGD does not have one at present, which may be why she is lingering in NYC (though still employed) despite her internship having ended. I suspect she doesn't know what to do next. Jobs are in NYC--friends and family are 400 miles away! She is soon to be 24, graduated college, but needs to transition to FULLY self supporting--NYC is expensive and we subsidized the unpaid internship as her paid job doesn't cover NYC rents!! That will be ending very very soon!!

Belinda said...

Congratulations, such great news! :)

NAN said...

That's nice, Carol. You know my job is coordinating services for people with disabilities. Most of our clients stay in school until age 22 and then I try to assist them in finding a day program or some kind of meaningful activity. We also use VR to secure employment. They can still work but if they make too much they lose their SSI but they can generally still keep Medicaid. Florida is really emphasizing jobs for all our clients and vocational training is very important. I'm sure you are a staunch advocate for your son.

meme said...

Congratulations to your son and your family! I have shared with you before that my own grandson (he is only three though) has some special needs - he attends a special preschool where his needs are met with personalized gross motor, cognitive, etc skills. (he was born missing part of a chromosome).

We all share in our children's triumphs!!

kelley said...

I'm so happy for you and your son...

Anne in the kitchen said...

Congratulations!

Theresa F said...

Congratulations, that is wonderful.

Kathy said...

Congratulations to your boy! Hope he loves college.
My dd is in the OCTP at our local university. She is auditing an art class this semester, and she works in the dining hall 2 days a week. She also has music and occupational therapy. She really enjoys it, and her "helpers" are college students so she has made some friends there.