Z is the 26th and last letter of the alphabet.  In the A to Z challenge this is the last post, but by no means is this an end.  In the month of April we have shared every letter of the alphabet, and although Z is the last letter of the alphabet it is not the last time we will use these letters.  A started with advocacy and this is where we begin again as we teach our children to advocate for themselves and write their own alphabet.

As a parent of a child with special needs I measured success by endings. Alex made it through kindergarten, and then we moved onto elementary school. Alex made it through middle school and despite many barriers Alex graduated from high school.

But these were not ends for Alex, her A to Z go on and on. Today she is in college and in three years another end will occur and a new beginning will happen. Alex will look for a job, a place to live and a community to call her own. And yet this will not be an end, perhaps she will find a meaningful relationship and then who knows….always new beginnings.

If you have not liked our page, it is a good way to stay on top of the ups and downs of college (and inclusive education) for a person with a development/intellectual disability. I have no idea what is going to happen….but I will share the good and the bad. Please click on “The Ordinary Life of an Extraordinary Girl” now