Blog #136~Nick Turns 22
I got a bit choked up buying these candles the other day. What is the significance of 22? That is the birthday in which a child with special needs ages out of the school system and enters the adult world. My son Nick, has Down syndrome and autism. Yesterday was his 22nd birthday.
Last Friday was Nick’s last day in school. They celebrated his birthday and wished him good luck….
Make a wish Big Guy! 🙂
Nick had a wonderful experience in his Post-Secondary Transition Program (STEPS). It was hard to say goodbye. The cord has been cut, and the little yellow bus made it’s final stop to the door……..
Nick’s birthday celebration continued over the weekend with family at Mr. Benny’s Restaurant in Frankfort. Nick enjoyed a nice steak dinner and another round of singing Happy Birthday. We celebrated both Nick and his Dad’s (which is the day before his).
Yesterday (Nick’s actual birthday), we made a run to the border. Oh happy day! 🙂
Nick had a great time and we thank you all for the well wishes. We look forward to sharing the new adventures that lie ahead. Nick started his new adult day program full time today. The fire alarm pull count is at 34 since third grade, but for how long? Cheers to you Nick, for making us smile and keeping our reflexes razor sharp. That’s what is in my noggin this week.
@Down syndrome With A Slice Of Autism