Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Keep Your Eyes Ahead


...is not just the name of the great Helio Sequence LP that I got for my birthday (Thanks Mom and Dad)...it's also quite fitting for this post...

About 2 years ago my daughter was diagnosed as having Autism.

I can't even describe how that felt. We knew it was true - but when a medical professional looks you in the eye tot tell you, that's a whole other matter.

We live in a smallish Texas town - one that relies on the ISD for the education of the community's special needs kids. They do the best they can - and in many cases they exceed expectations. But some kids fall through the cracks - and I wasn't about to let that happen to my child.

Over the last few months I have been hard at work to establish an Autism-only private school here in our community.

Tonight I can report to you that we will be open for classes this Fall.

I should be shot at sunrise if I were to imply that I had somehow done this all on my own. So many have helped out - either with their prayers, thoughts, services or time. Because we make every attempt to maintain privacy - I wish I could name them for you.

Tonight I also spoke with a DiscoTech! contributor, Bob Knight's Eyebrows who has graciously accepted the reins of this blog. I may still drop in a post now and then, but there's just no way I can attempt to keep up with the college football season like I did this past year and simultaneously open a brand new school. (Have I mentioned that I've never opened a school before?)

Thanks to all the readers who have complimented my posts. We do it for free - we do it because we love to Talk about Tech, Lubbock and the great State of Texas.

Bye for now...

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well done. Congrats on taking the reins and getting the school open. Know that you are making the correct decision. Although some Texans might disagree, somethings are more important then football. I hope the new school not only helps your child, but countless others. Please keep us informed.

regards
Bobby Balchus '98

Mike said...

This is a terrific service you do for not only your child, but others. Best of luck to you and all involved!

Anonymous said...

My best friend's 6 year old son has autism....a really fun kid that brings joy to his family.

You are a good dad.

Paul said...

Good luck friend.

Big Head said...

Nice job, and enjoy the new gig. Pretty much self-rewarding, especially with your own child in the program.

HeadThief said...

Well done. I pray you and many others will be blessed in this venture.

Andy said...

simply, well done. i have relatives out there in lubbock and from my experience you are a fine people. incidentally that album is one of the reasons i now have the most wonderful girlfriend of my life, and is what immediately drew my eye to the post.

Andy said...

incidentally, just in case you haven't seen it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8YXZTlwTAU