Q is for Questions
When we looked for a preschool we had Questions: smaller Questions: Would they take her, would they see beyond her diagnosis and see the sweet child?
When Dev went to primary school we had questions: smaller and simpler: Would she make friends, would she learn, would she be outcast?
Middle school questions: she had friends, she was learning.
At the time they were questions, but looking back we can see this was a very easy time!
Dev LOVES high school, she loves learning, cheerleading, hanging out with friends.... She loves to help in the kitchen, clean, be independent in self care, ride her bike.... but ... here is the question: What is all this schooling for?
Guardianship, Power of Attorney, Life Trusts, Living Arrangements, Employment, SSI, DDA....
We are in the thick of answering all of these Questions. When the Questions get bigger it is time to ask for help... just as we did when Dev was born. We are looking to Special Needs Attorneys rather than medical doctors this time. We are looking to other families that have gone through this part of the journey.
The amount of joy, understanding and inspiration our family and friends have gained from having Dev in our lives has never been in Question. Follow Dev on Facebook at RaiseExpectations, and at www.raiseExpectations.com
Please keep sharing on “The Road We’ve Shared” to help our community answer all of these day to day questions as well as the bigger social questions that lie all around us.