My oldest son, Max, is graduating from high school this year. I know I’ve shared that repeatedly, but the long list of lasts he’s experiencing as a senior continue to inspire my writing.
I have three sons with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD): Max, 17, Rowen, 14, and Charlie, 12. Recently, I attended Max’s last individualized education program (IEP) meeting.
I reminisced as I drove into his high school parking lot. His first such meeting occurred when he was in preschool, almost 13 years ago. Back then, it was called an individualized family service plan.
Max and I have been through a lot as we’ve learned to navigate his educational journey and work with teachers and administrators. Although there’s always more to learn, the following are my biggest takeaways.