This week, my chores for Ian included one-hour zoom call with Ian’s teachers for a progress report, one hour writing up the notes on that meeting, and a one-hour phone call with a transition advisor, whom I’ll call Sara for this newsletter. Sara is a therapist for parents of special needs children, who helps guide parents through the difficult transition process. Our lawyer suggested that I reach out to Sara to see if she knew of programs in New Jersey that would be more appropriate for Ian.
Sara pointed me to a private college program and also told me to start the next level of paperwork to get access to state services. Overwhelmed for a minute, I said, “is this going to be my life? I have been thinking about making some career changes. Can I go back to the office and work full time?”