Rebecca Faye Smith Galli is a freelance writer and columnist who resides in Lutherville, Maryland. She serves on the Board of Directors for Pathfinders for Autism. You can learn more about her and read more of her work at From Where I Sit.
She stuffed the fries back in the box, shoved it into the McDonald’s bag, and stood up midway in her meal.
“So how’s Madison,” my new caregiver asked as she was driving me to my next appointment.
I saw stars. We had just finished the 30-day review meeting of Madison’s adult placement.
Maybe I came to visit too soon. “Can I see the mark?” I asked near the end of our FaceTime session. “Sure,” the assistant said.
She did it. She wore the cap and gown. I knew she would “graduate.” We have been checking off therapy and educational goals since she was 13 months old.
I was ready for the meeting, but still felt unprepared. We were to discuss a change in programming for Madison—that part was nothing new.
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