Monday, June 3, 2013

A very special letter

This blog is a place that I come to when I need to process stuff.

It has been a while since I have been blogging - a sign that I have been living life, not processing - just living. And it that has been good.

Matt turns 7 this year. I remember the early days (well actually I don't because they are a total blur), lets say I remember the first few years of his life when it seemed like every week there was a new challenge to overcome, and so lots processing required. We have come a long way.

We received a very special letter this week.

An acceptance letter from the mainstream, govenment school where we applied for Matt to attend next year 2014, starting in grade 1.

This school is not for kids with special needs. This school does not have a special needs unit. But this school is special - in that they are truly open to all children, including children who learn in different ways. And from what I have seen (and what others tell me) they celebrate difference and diversity. 

We are very grateful for this open door. And we are hopeful that this school will allow Matt to grow and learn and laugh and participate and well, just be Matt. The brilliant Matt that he is.