School is finished for this year. My youngest daughter graduated from fifth grade. We attended the drive thru ceremony at her school. It was a cool experience. My girl had a bubble blower and some shaking toys. We made our noise to represent our family. Adia got a chance to stand up in the car and wave from the sun roof. We picked up her to-go bag and drove away.
My middle child is adjusted to our new way of living. She followed her school routine just to get home with her family. Now she is with her family all the time. It seems like my girl is happy with the way things are without the school environment she’s had her whole life.
My oldest daughter, who is the scholar, is finished with her first year of high school. She is at peace now after the stress she endured. She made it through the school year with her confidence and abilities still in tact. I am proud of the young lady she has become.
My husband and I are relieved. The school year ended around February of this year. We have never had to pick our children up from school so much between my youngest and my oldest. I spent days at my daughter’s high school having meetings about how to help her and the teachers have a productive day. I don’t miss any of it. I didn’t enjoy the remote learning experience either.
This space our family is in is a peaceful place. We are all free. Now is the time to create. Thank goodness. It feels great to me to complete what the school experience is outside of our family. I am doing a much-needed evaluation of what a great education is for individuals with autism. I’ll find answers and share them. Thank you for reading.