Ready or Not

Sunday night, as we prepared for Clay to head back to school, my wife asked for the little guy’s thoughts on his Christmas vacation.

“So awesome,” he typed, standing in the kitchen.

“What was your favorite part?”

“We were at home.” (We visited my wife’s family Christmas eve and ran a few errands here and there, but, mostly, Clay hung out in the house, typing “stay here” when we asked what he wanted to do. He enjoyed his downtime.)

My wife followed him up to his room with a question about the coming year.

“What would you like to accomplish in the new year?”

“We would like to ask a question to the school,” he typed.

“What is the question?”

“We would say that we are ready to start typing.”

The unstated question from Clay to his team at school: “Are you ready?”

The answer seems to be, “yes.” After a year of working to set it up, Clay’s teacher and two of the aides in his class are going to begin training to support his typing this week. I can’t think of a better holiday present. Clearly, the little guy is raring to go.


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  1. #1 by Loretta on January 3, 2011 - 2:53 pm

    HALELUIAH!! Such great news! Praying that it goes very well for Clay and his teachers/aides and that it would open the doors for others. Way to go, all of you!

  2. #2 by Char Brandl on January 3, 2011 - 8:08 pm

    Hurray! I love hearing stories about schools and typing!!!!! Good luck to everyone. You can do it, Clay – you will teach them 🙂

  3. #3 by autismmommytherapist on January 4, 2011 - 9:46 am

    Fingers crossed!

  4. #4 by sharolyn on January 14, 2011 - 9:57 am

    I am so happy for Clay and his family.

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