Eight and a half years —

Around October of 2009 I was still planning to go and get my AAERT certificate for transcription, and start my own transcription company. There was a time around then that I found out with all the years I’d already been transcribing, that I probably wouldn’t have much of a pay raise by making this change. I was also already happy with the transcription company I was working for, and I didn’t really want to change. Additionally, we were concerned with Chris’s placement then, and had a dream of eventually owning a group home and having it be for our boys eventually plus other clients.

This led to my signing up at community college to work my way back up to getting into a speech pathology program. I started in January of 2010 and by Fall of 2011 was at Kent State starting the pre-speech pathology program. Then this happened: https://criscollrj.com/2011/09/09/minor-changes-or-major-changes/

I was then on my way to Kent State’s special ed degree, moderate to intensive. then this happened: https://criscollrj.com/2013/05/17/migraine-aura-lethargyexhaustionrelaxing-blog-time/

(the part about the online college). And now, I am DONE!!! I have finished all the courses to receive eventually my special education license and K-6 general education license. However, I could not commit to demonstration teaching at this time, so decided to get a degree that they have that is not publicized that is a general educational degree. I can take this degree and either go back at any college for my master’s and licensing, or use to get my master’s in autism intervention, speech pathology, ABA therapy, whatever I wish. it is awesome! I can also, if I wish, substitute in schools and sign up to get an alternative license. Right now, however, I’m going to
it, and really work on taking care of the boys, helping the daughter more, and cleaning house!!!!! And Rog wants to go back and get bachelor’s for social work which is AMAZING…   so much to do. will catch up here more soon — no one would ever believe the amount of very challenging, strange, things that have happened to our family in the past 8 1/2 years.  God has held us up, and we are still going through some huge challenges….

but HUGE thanks to all my family for making this possible and for all your support and the support of my friends! thank you!!!!

1 thought on “Eight and a half years —”

  1. It was such a pleasure to work with you in your final courses, Dori. You are dedicated and an inspiration. We are all fortunate that you are joining the field of education, and I wish you the best of luck! 🙂

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