About Me

I am the proud mother of 6 children. 5 of our children have autism. We do not feel our world has ended, but just begun. We do not chelate, intervene biochemically, give shots of any kind, practice ABA, etc. We treat them as we treat any humanbeing. We treat them with kindness and respect and expect the same from them. They are exceptional children.

Monday, January 25, 2010

GRADUATION CLASS OF 2010...


Today, on my kitchen island, I found a packet Caitlin had put there. It was a packet showing different packages for graduation.

Man...it dawned on me....my daughter was going to graduate high school this June.

Not get a completion....a true, blue, graduation !!!!

I always knew she would...even with the diagnosis of Autism!!

We always expected this of her.


I understand that there are people who question her autism...but, they have never met Caitlin. They saw a very edited version of Caitlin.


I asked Caitlin if she was excited to go through Graduation.

She said, "I can't....way too many people at the Irwin Center.."


I told her....

"Oh, you will walk through the line...all you have to do is get your diploma and then

you can leave"....(I have dreamt of this moment...too bad)!!!


Caitlin said, "Oh, Alright...just a few seconds and it will be done"!!!


This young woman has studied and worked just as hard as any other graduate that will be walking down that aisle...this girl deserves to walk with them....


On Feb. 8, 2010...my daughter will be 19 years old....

In these 19 years, Caitlin has achieved so much. She has shown her teachers and classmates that no matter what your diagnosis, you are able to achieve whatever you want in life.

She has shown people that you can do the impossible, when people expected much less of you.


Through all of the articles posted on various websites that predict gloom and doom from our children....


I present Caitlin...

graduating class of 2010...


7 comments:

KWombles said...

Awesome! :-)

Dawn said...

Yay, Caitlin! That is a great accomplishment. Kudos to her for all her hard work (and some to mom and dad, too, for theirs).

Fighting for my Children said...

Congrats to Caitlin and you too as Im sure you supported her along the way!

mommy~dearest said...

Congrats!!! How awesome.

mumkeepingsane said...

That's fantastic. Congratulations to Caitlin!

talesofablendedfamily said...

Sending a WOOT WOOT out to Caitlin from the Great White North. What a fantastic accomplishment, Caitlin. I wish that all your hearts desire will be fulfilled.

Ravyn said...

Congratulations to you, and to your daughter! Congratulations, Caitlin! You have done amazing!