Elijah will be going to a camp for kids with Tourette Syndrome next month. It starts on a Friday afternoon and ends Sunday at noon. I am very excited for him to get to go. We sent all of the paperwork in and got the letter back saying he was going! He is very excited and possibly a bit anxious, but I think it will be good for him. He is maturing quite a bit and wants to act like a BIG boy. The camp is assigning someone to him who knows sign, since they have never had a profoundly deaf kid with cochlear implants before. When his "ears" are off he needs that sign to assist him. He is also still hard to understand when he gets excited, so this will help with any communication breakdowns. It also makes me feel better about sending him off. I worry more about the equipment and people knowing how to assist him with the processors if there are issues.
My honey and I are going to take him down and then stay in a hotel about 45 minutes away and have our own vacation. Jacob will be staying with a friend! He gets his own vacation too!
THE SHADDOX BOYS
Jacob and Elijah Shaddox are brothers. Jacob is 21 years old and just moved into an apartment with his girlfriend. He graduated from a technical college with an Associate's degree in Computer Maintenance. He works for a school district as a computer technician. Elijah is almost 18 years old. He is hearing impaired, has Tourette Syndrome, OCD and ADHD. He is a junior in high school. Elijah lives with his mom Mary and her wife, his stepmom. Mary has a bachelor's in deaf education and a masters in special education, and is an educational diagnostician. Life is always changing and this blog has chronicled many of these changes and will continue to do so!