Last week I graduated and became the first person in my family to earn a master’s degree. It was major milestone in my life, and I was proud that my 7-year old son, Norrin, got to be a part of it.
Norrin’s first graduation or “Stepping Up” ceremony was when he graduated from Early Intervention to CPSE (Committee of Preschool Special Education). Norrin was 3 and a half years old, and while it wasn’t the kind of ceremony we had planned to attend, we were proud of the strides he made during that first year he was diagnosed with autism. His second graduation was when he was moving from CPSE to Kindergarten. It was an emotional day because he was leaving a familiar place. When Norrin graduated from Kindergarten, we CELEBRATED! But not for the reasons you may think. And with each milestone, we’ve purchased something to commemorate Norrin’s achievement.
Milestones, Stepping Up Ceremonies and Graduations are special days. It’s a day to recognize how far you’ve come and to look ahead. It’s a day where hopes are fulfilled and dreams are made.
Here are 7 books that to celebrate your child’s special day!
Any of these books will make a great gift. And if you decide on any of these books – be sure to write a special message and date it.
Read more of Lisa’s writing at AutismWonderland.