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Old 05-19-2006, 09:34 AM   #1
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Hello
I think i am somewhat different within this forum as I am a younger sister rather than a parent. I am 17 and my brother, Sam is 19 on Wednesday. (!)

At the moment the future seems very daunting to say the lkeast. As Sam is now fast approaching 19 (and i wont even be able to say that next week) he can now longer go to his amazing school which he currently attends. So he is going off to a residential college in Wales which specialises in argicultural learing for kids (or young adults) with Spedial Needs



To highlight the geography of this...Wales is compleatly the other side of England from where we live. Selfishly, i am utterly freaked out about this idea. I have pretty much been Sams carer since i was 11 and he was 12. (he also has sevral health issues and autism as well as DS)

I don't want my little-big brother to go
(although the idea of having extended morning shower time and less of him being annoying around the house is an attractive plus! )

I dont really know what i want to say form this post other than, i am more than a little bit freaked.

Has anyone else had DS kin galavanting off to other corners of the country to persue something they will love? This place is an amazing all inclusive placement that will also cater for his emotional, health and socail needs......but..he is going..soon

How have other people coped with this?


Also- does anyone else's son/daughter/sibling have Ds and portray really really strong autistic traits? i have been lead to belive that it is a fairly unusual mix but form my own experience of other kids with DS i beg to differ somewhat..thoughts?

Its cool this community exisits, i hope everyone is well.

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