Midwest Special Services

Boo Bear and I had the best morning. We visited Midwest Special Services, a day program for adults with disabilities. From the start, we both loved it. The vibe, as soon as you walk into the door, is the same vibe we always have gotten from his schools, Bridge View and Focus Beyond. The building is large and airy. There is an art studio, a boxing gym, a place for karate, and lots of breakout rooms for music, work, socializing, etc. All the clients we met were eager to meet Boo and wanted to chat with him. Most of them have been attending MSS for years, if not decades. His tuition would be covered by the CADI waiver. Transportation would be covered by Metro Mobility. Boo used Sam to greet people and to say that he liked it there. He also appropriately said goodbye and that he was ready for lunch.

I am waiting to hear what the wait list is for a place like this. Fortunately, we applied 8 months in advance of when we would like Boo to attend there. Best case scenario, Boo would graduate from Focus Beyond in June, have a couple of weeks off to relax, and then begin at MSS in July, when his new CADI waiver kicks in. Some of the places I have visited were really depressing, they seem more like warehouses for adults with disabilities than a place where they are really cared for and challenged to be the best that they can be. I would never put Boo into such a program. I would keep him home and figure out a program of my own.

Currently, both Boo and Robert are a bit under the weather. Neither one has covid. Robert has a yucky cold and Boo just seems really tired and does not want to eat. Since he is not eating, he is very low energy. So, right now I am just trying to keep him hydrated. He seems happy enough, very smiley, just rather floppy. The dogs are thrilled that they can camp out of his bed. Not a bad choice for a cold November day. If he perks up by tonight, we have an adaptive music class sponsored by parks and recreation. If he does not perk up, we will stay home and relax. November is Epilepsy Awareness Month. Boo celebrated this by being a month seizure free. What a good way to celebrate!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I hope you all stay healthy and warm. Be good humans. Peace.

Author: snort262

I am a wife, mom, long distance runner and fierce autism advocate. My background is in education. Currently, I am a nanny, a tutor, and an autism consultant.

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