May 23, 2013
Tuesday, Tad participated in his elementary school’s first grade spring music concert as part of his “buddy” class. His teacher Ms. W and para Ms. J were both there to see him and the other first graders from his class who were also participating.
As I watched Tad sing with his peers, my heart just soared. It was one of those moments when I could truly tell just how far Tad has come. Other than his need to dash off the risers to get a high-five from me, no one in the audience who was watching him could see any difference between him and the other first grade kids. He did an awesome job and behaved perfectly and sang all the songs.
No one watching would ever suspect that he is on the spectrum. I have to admit, I teared up a bit watching him. I was so proud of him.
He really has come so far, and he can go so much farther. He’s a wonderful kid.