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Transition Check-In: Back to the Diving Board

Transition Check-In: Back to the Diving Board

“Many things in life, at most times, are filled with both uncertainties and possibilities.” – Nigel, age 18 “Life is a holding pattern.” – Tanya, age 98 * The phrase “back to the drawing board” supposedly originated from a cartoon featured in the New Yorker […]

Transition Check-In: On Chickens and the Counting of Them

Transition Check-In: On Chickens and the Counting of Them

Sometimes waiting to count your chickens after they hatch isn’t going to help. Because if they aren’t doing well after they hatch, what do you do then? * The good news is that after seven weeks of Nigel living in a supported living home, I […]

Another Different Stop Along the Way

Another Different Stop Along the Way

Nigel’s 17th Birthday, Oct. 2011 June – graduation – is four months away, along with Nigel’s transition to a supported living home. Most days I feel that it can’t come soon enough. And I don’t know if I would have thought that way ten years […]

The Value of Going with the Flow

The Value of Going with the Flow

I didn’t learn to swim until I was 9 or 10. I’m not sure what the reasoning was behind that, especially since, growing up in southern California, I was surrounded by beaches and pools. But it might have been even before I learned to swim […]

At the Threshold

At the Threshold

Tomorrow, Nigel and I are going to tour a local supported living facility that is a potential home for him in seven months. Now that he’s 18 and approved for adult services, he’s eligible. How did we get to this point? * There is a […]