Today I found a picture in my phone that my daughter took of my son that made me realized just how grown my baby has become. He’s 13 years old and will be a freshman in High School this September. HIGH SCHOOL! I know its only January but I’m already freaking out! My son was diagnosed with Autism when he was 5 years old and finding him the best school has always been an issue for us. I’m deep in the search of finding him a High School that can challenge him academically while providing him with the related services and support he needs. Living in New York City, we surrounded by so many choices in schools but at times it can be overwhelming. I’ll be out on school tours and applying to as much schools possible. My husband and I are anxious for our boy but at the same time we have to be confident in that he’ll be ok. For the parents reading this, you already know how hard this job is. When they’re newborns, it’s easy to think they’ll fit in your arms forever. But time can be cruel and smack you in the face. My son is 13 and my daughter is 10. I want to be selfish; I want keep them in my arms forever. But I can’t. I have to let go a little and have faith in them. My son will be ok. He’s going to High School and I’m excited about this new chapter in his life.
Have any of you been down this road before? If so, please comment with some advice. I’m all open!