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Category Archives: Life beyond high school

Help with #*?# Math…

Help with #*?# Math…

Wow, what a way to come home…  I was at a school meeting last night for Dev’s younger brother.  He just started 6th grade Band, so I had to go the the introduction meeting.  I left Dev and her brother home with dinner and a schedule.  Dad was still at the office, but hopefully home […]

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Parenting…

Parenting…

Sean and I are blessed to have 3 wonderful kids.  Parenting is the hardest job ever.  Most of us when we think about having kids we only think of the baby.  We do not think about “tweens” frustrations or adolescence rebellion. Our oldest will be off to college this fall and our youngest moved out […]

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Vietnam

Vietnam

Wow it is hard to believe, we will be in Vietnam in less than a week. We will be having some fun, teaching some medical stuff and some conversational English.  We will also be leading by example when it comes to INCLUSION and ACCEPTANCE. The new story about the teen with DS that made the […]

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Memories of September 11, 2001

Memories of September 11, 2001

In Dev’s History class they were discussing 9/11 events. I love that Dev brings school stuff home. So, we shuffled through some pictures and talked about what she remembered. I think she has more memories of us talking about it, as she had just turned 5 when it happened. We were in Florida at the […]

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Can Biking really Lead to Driving??

Can Biking really Lead to Driving??

We love to bike.  We prefer to stay on multi-use paths, but, clearly, these get busy and there are a lot of things to navigate and manage.  Dev did not learn to ride over night, but it has been worth all the effort!  Here’s her bike story: First time on a tricycle with a push […]

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Driving…

Driving…

Driving a car is such a big deal here in the states.  Independence, identity, freedom are all associated with getting a drivers license.  So.. Is it realistic for Dev to drive and get a license? Dev is not our oldest, so we have been scared by the idea of one of our kids behind the […]

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IEP’s from the Up and Coming!

IEP’s from the Up and Coming!

IEP’s, School, Education I had a nice meeting with Devon’s team.  I really enjoy the teachers I am dealing with for Dev’s 9th grade…  I guess that is the way of public school, each year is so dependent on the teachers.  Dev has done really well transitioning to high school.  She has friends, she loves […]

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Rescuing and Hope

Rescuing and Hope

We have had an amazing January.  Everyone going in different directions, and doing well.  Our oldest is a junior in high school and is starting to have some insight and thoughts for the future…   Our youngest is starting to figure out if you work at something and it turns out well, it is fun!  Dev […]

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Welcome!

Welcome!

Welcome to Raise Expectations. This site will discuss many aspects of raising our expectations for kids with special needs and provides useful resources to assist you . I hope you will return often and contribute with your stories (Share page) and comments to these blog posts. Also, feel free to contact me using the information […]

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