1. jenjram
    September 12, 2022 @ 8:40 am

    You know our hearts well. It’s good to find the interconnectedness in the sometimes lonely place of advocacy for our children. Thanks for the reminder. It’s going to be a great year.


  2. Susie
    September 12, 2022 @ 9:12 am

    I am so wobbly at the start of every school year because of my son’s anxiety and lack of social skills – you give me hope and encouragement, thank you. I am sure it will be challenging at times but I am so pleased Jack rode the Ferris wheel and enjoyed himself. He is braver than me! I hope Jack continues to thrive at college.


  3. Heather
    September 12, 2022 @ 9:31 am

    I feel this post so much.. As I compose my “let me tell you about my kid” email the team of teachers my son has for his Junior (how can that be?????) year of high school. As he grows into young adulthood, and away from his childhood, his quirks and needs are harder to explain….and, I fear, more difficult for people to sympathize with and accommodate. I am praying that he “rides the Ferris wheel” this year. Good job, Jack!!!


  4. Joni Corcoran
    September 12, 2022 @ 9:34 am

    As a grandmother of a 15 year old boy with autism I read your column every week. This week’s column gives me great hope for the future.


  5. Maggie B
    September 12, 2022 @ 10:17 am

    Riding the Ferris wheel. That is huge.


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