On Father's Day, we will be picking our son up from school, thus completing his first school year away from home. Unlike most school kids, my son will only be home a couple weeks. With his special education needs, he has always had extended school years. He gets a couple weeks off in June, goes back in July, and gets another couple weeks off in June.
Deciding to send our son away to school was one of the toughest things that we have ever had to do. As much as we miss having him around the house we know he is in a good place, and he is at the school that we want him to be at. Below is a letter from the National Association of Special Education Teachers that was awarded to his school. His school is one of only 52 in the entire United States that has been designated a school of excellence. It pretty much sums up why we are glad he is there.