Zack was inducted into the Junior Honor Society this year. He has managed to maintain straight A's this year and decided to apply. We are so proud of all his hard work. All I could think as I sat and watched the ceremony was how far my son has come. During 6th grade, when his Asperger that was not yet diagnosed started to be a challenge in class, I watched as my son felt so defeated when it came to school work. His grades had slipped and he had lost all confidence in himself and his abilities. Flash forward 2 years, he has managed straight A's for the last 2 years in middle school, some of his classes he has over 100 %, he has learned how to prioritize his time and to control his impulses that are a part of his AS. I know all the parents that sat in their room were proud of their child's accomplishments, but I felt something more. My son has battle himself and it appears as won.
The best part was seeing this smile. He was proud of himself and what he accomplished. That night he was my HERO.