Mom to an adult child with Autism - This Blog is made up of shorter posts and longer Face Book Statuses.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Dc’s Letter to His Best Buddy, Steve
DC has been involved in the Best Buddy program, since he was in middle school. Steve has been DC’s Buddy for the past three years. As I’ve told him many times, he is the best, most involved Buddy DC has ever had. Steve will be graduating from college this May. He will be either heading to Boston or back home. In either case, he will not be living close by any more. We will be sorry to loose him. DC will be assigned a new Buddy next year and that buddy has very big shoes to fill! I am hoping that Steve and DC will keep in touch after he leaves even though he won’t be his official Best Buddy anymore. DC hopes so too.
(Steve and DC – Photos in no particular order)
Birthday Bash (DC and 3 friends celebrated their Birthdays together)
Team Trick or Trek 2012
Walking – Camp walk
R-Word Rally 2014
2012 Camp Walk
R-word Rally 2013
Camp Walk 2012
Spring Fling 2014
Starting the walk
21st Birthday Party
Halloween 2012 (?)
Steve and DC – Spring Fling 2014
Halloween 2013 – Best Buddies
Halloween Party 2011
R-word Rally 2013 B
Looking at books at camp walk
DC’s 21st Birthday Bash
21st Birthday – Steve with DC’s support Staff Elizabeth
Halloween Dance 2014
Camp Walk – Team “Trick or Trek”
Spring Fling Dancing
Best Buddies – Spring Fling
r-word 2014 Rally
Steve and DC – BB 2013
VisitingDC at work 2013
Best Buddies 2011 – Party
BB Halloween 2013
Halloween 2013 BB
Spring Fling 2013 – DC, Steve and CM
21st Birthday celebration
R-word rally. Steve waiting to give his speech with DC 2013
Birthday Dinner 22nd 2013
22nd Birthday Dinner
Spring Fling – Dance 2014
The following was written by DC. Of course it took awhile, he didn’t just sit down and type. I asked him questions and he answered them. His answers made up this post.
The content below are DC’s words. It was typed entirely by him (over a few days, as typing more than a sentence or two at a time, is not “fun” for him).
Nothing was corrected or edited. I love it just the way it is.
I am happy your are best buddie.
we had lots of fun together .
I liked going to parties and eating food.
I am a good dancer
I will miss you very very much wen you go home .
I hope we will talk on the telephone .
and on the FACEBOOK .
I WILL RELLY AGAIN MISS YOU**.
I LOVE BOSTON
YOUR FRIEND .
and I do believe that he will miss him, very much………………….
Thank you also from me. I know it is often difficult to carry on a conversation and/or understand what he is talking about, which is usually why his former Buddies did not show very much interest, but you hung in there. He really enjoyed your company and as much as he does not like to talk on the phone, he DID really enjoy receiving calls from you. We wish you nothing but the best after graduation. You deserve it!
**”I WILL RELLY AGAIN MISS YOU” – just another example of Literally Speaking. DC said “I will really, really miss him” and I told him he should write that in his letter.
He then looked to me to repeat what he just said word for word, so he could type it.
I said: “I will really and then write ‘really’ again – miss you” Meaning write really twice.
So it came out as “I will really again miss you....