Blog #133~Transition to Adult Day Program
As I mentioned last week, the countdown is on to the end of school for my son. Nick is 21 years old and has Down syndrome and autism. In just a few weeks he will celebrate his 22nd birthday and will age out of the school system. So what will Nick do when the little yellow bus stops coming to pick him up? Here’s a peek into his transition to the adult day program which started last week.
Nick is attending half days twice a week. Each morning starts in the gym. Here are some of the activities he will be doing:
Nick picked out an animal book for one of his choice activities….
Nick stole his teacher’s chair when she got up. Looks like he’s making himself at home. Now all he needs is a crown. 🙂
Here’s Nick’s reaction when his job coach asked if he liked his new school. A fist pump with a big yay! 🙂
Week one of the transition to the adult day program was a success. A special thank you to Jodi, his job coach for providing the pictures above! I’m so pleased that he is happy there and the activities keep him busy, productive and most of all, happy 🙂 There are a few more wrinkles to iron out, but progress is being made for this to be a success for Nick. That’s what is in my noggin this week.
@Down Syndrome With A Slice of Autism