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Firsts [Feb. 4th, 2010|11:37 am]
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We've had a lot of firsts recently, some sort of downers, but today's first is, so far, what our autistic son would call "upper than up." 

He started community college in a city 50 miles away this year and after some "bus training" by his father, he wanted to ride the buses alone.   He made it there.  He made it there happy and pleased with himself, even though the second bus of the trip broke down and he had to wait with the other passengers for another vehicle.  

I posted to
aspecialparent about the way I felt waiting for that call, and a short update, but now I've also put up a new post at The Speed of Dark blog.  

[User Picture]From: blueeowyn
2010-02-04 06:26 pm (UTC)
Woot! I told a co-worker whose daughter (on the spectrum) is looking at colleges and her immediate comment was "great, you're sending me the link, right?"
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[User Picture]From: mevennen
2010-02-04 07:17 pm (UTC)
That's brilliant!
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[User Picture]From: keristor
2010-02-04 07:34 pm (UTC)
Wow! That is great news, and well done to all of you!
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[User Picture]From: j_cheney
2010-02-04 07:36 pm (UTC)
That's the good kind of first ;o)
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[User Picture]From: la_marquise_de_
2010-02-04 07:43 pm (UTC)
That is wonderful.
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[User Picture]From: melissajm
2010-02-04 10:17 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: ann_mcn
2010-02-04 10:29 pm (UTC)
Oh, jubilation! Being proud of your child is so much more satisfying than being proud of yourself.
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[User Picture]From: lingster1
2010-02-05 03:24 am (UTC)
What a marvelous step forward! What class(es) has he signed up to take? I wish him all the luck and success in the world -- support he already has, from two loving parents.
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-02-05 04:21 am (UTC)
This is huge! Mazel tov to mom and dad, and a big "WELL DONE!" to the young man.
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[User Picture]From: ebeeman
2010-02-05 04:59 am (UTC)
Wow! Go, M!
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[User Picture]From: littleowl
2010-02-05 05:47 am (UTC)
Your posts about M's triumphs give me such hope.
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[User Picture]From: mrs_redboots
2010-02-05 02:18 pm (UTC)
Well done him! (Brit-speak for "Great job!"). Definitely upper than up.
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[User Picture]From: filkferengi
2010-02-10 04:59 pm (UTC)
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