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Feb 18 2008

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Thomas gets his first Award

Posted at 8:12 am under Autism, PDD/NOS

img_0003_web.JPGSome of you may recall that my nephew Thomas, twin to Kevin and son to SisterDear3, was accepted into Manville School school in January. Thomas’ diagnosis is PDD/NOS. It had been quite difficult to find a program that was not only a good fit for Thomas but one that also had an opening. His previous placement only reluctantly kept him in due to a “Stay Put” order by the SPED Director.

We were all very excited and relieved when Thomas started at Manville.

Well, when SisterDear3 emptied his backpack last week she found that Thomas had received his very first Award from Manville! What was amazing though was that Thomas did not tear it to bits before arriving home, despite the fact that weather and traffic made his ride home about 2 hours longer than it should be on a normal day and Thomas loves to tear paper almost better than I enjoy a nice glass of wine!

I would be delighted to put the Award up for you all to admire, but unfortunately SisterDear3 is Scanner-Challenged. ;-)

Way to go Thomas!!

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  1. Hootin’ Annion 18 Feb 2008 at 9:45 am 1

    Hi again…
    I just added your blog to the list of members for Bloggers Over 50

    Happy you joined us!!!

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  2. heatheron 18 Feb 2008 at 9:50 am 2

    Congratulations. That is a hard place to be and when I was teaching I worked with many students in that place (I worked special ed and with the severe disabilities that others didn’t like to do.)

    And middle child is a ripper. She rips everything she gets her hands on (except books because she loves reading them) but when stressed she will rip whatever is on hand into the tiniest scraps and not even notice it. Sigh.

  3. Sisterdear3on 18 Feb 2008 at 10:14 am 3

    Ah yes, challenged I am! I believe Thomas will surprise all of us! One week at the new school and he is showing an interest in reading! Maybe he will figure the scanner thing out and show me! lol.

    His award reads:

    Though new and here only a few days,
    He has impressed us and begun to teach us new ways.

    His smile is bright, like the sun
    And you can tell he likes to have lots of fun.

    He is generous and kind to his friends
    And we are so glad this is just the beginning not the end!

    For these reasons we are proud to present the Welcome To Manville award to Tommy.

    Imagine that, this is the little boy nobody wanted to take. I know what that did to me as a mother. Thank God, it didn’t do the same to him. My precious boy! Sail on!!!

  4. Dabrahon 18 Feb 2008 at 5:19 pm 4

    Well done Thomas. That award is really good news.

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