it is time for another Autism walk fundraiser. I know this because Cole reminds me daily of exactly when the walk is going to take place!
On Nov. 21, Cole turned 22. This was significant because in CT, on your 22nd birthday, you are moved out of the school system and placed into the "real world". For Cole, this new place is an agency called MARC. There, Cole will spend part of the time working and other part participating in leisure activities with his peers.
Making this huge change was vey difficult for us ( Rob and I). We agonized for several months prior to his move just to find out that Cole made a wonderful transition into his new environment and new role. he did not even miss a step. We were so proud of him.
it has been very rewarding to see Cole's growth in every aspect of his life. Although we do not currently see independent living for Cole in the future, we are working together to make his life as independent as possible each and every day.
Please join us by donating and helping us reach our fundraising goal. Thanks so much for your support!