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Monday, June 27, 2005

Another Graduation - Revisited

Yesterday we had a family party for Brian's graduation/18th birthday (and it happened to be on held our 28th Anniversary, he being born a day before our 10th). It got me to thinking back to David's graduation from High School. You can see him in the picture below being led up to receive his diploma by his teacher he had for those 6 years, Chris Graham. It warms my heart and still brings a tear to my eye as I remember how he was cheered by his classmates. We kept David in High School until he was 21 as the law allows, as with him being unable work, we knew the only thing that awaited him was a waiting list. His name sits on a waiting list with thousands of others for a day program that is DDD (Department of Developmental Disabilities) approved and that they will pay for. I found a wonderful adult program for David in a special needs school that was similar to his High School program. In January he started going one day a week and I drive him there and back. In September he'll go 2 days because one day they go bowling and he was exciting about doing that. For now we will pay out-of-pocket for it. I'll have to check back to see if it got on DDD's "approved list".

Copyright © 2005 Deborah Sharp Loeb


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