Well my son, who is deaf, and was deaf from birth has decided to go to an all deaf school for his senior year. He was at an all hearing school since he was 6 months old and had many friends there and he was a wrestling star. He was in wrestling since third grade. He took first in his JV year at state And Varsity went to state MANY times and the year before he left they took first at state. He was very liked at his school and NEVER once had a problem with the kids giving him a hard time about his deafness. He also got many metals not only for wrestling but for his Academic ability. He always got A's and B's. What he told me that made me cry was "Mom, I just want to be able to walk into school and "TALK" to people instead of having to pull out my tablet and write to them". All these years he felt this way and he NEVER told me. He knew how important is was to me to have him home. At the deaf school you live at the dorm and it's 4 hours away from home. So together we made the decision to make the move. It was HIS decision in the end and I told him I would go with whatever HE decided. And it was hard...leaving his LAST year of wrestling to go to a school where they did not offer wrestling, but he did it. He already knew all the kids their because they all went to Lions Camp (deaf camp for a week) since they were potty trained and everyone has been begging him for years to go there. The vice principle called me and actually cried on the phone saying how much she will miss him and that he has a special place in her heart. Well, I MISS HIM! A LOT! I pray every day that he's ok but I NEVER worry that he's making the right choices. This boy is perfect! LOL Well, you know what I mean! He would never do drugs, he won't even date a girl who smokes and he doesn't even like wine coolers LOL. He has a good head on his shoulders that's for sure. I trust him 100%. He tells me everything! He told me when he first kissed a girl we just have always had a good relationship and he always felt he could talk to me. When we enrolled him at WSD he was attacked by a mobb of students! It made me smile but still knowing that week I would NOT see him everyday after school made it hard for me. He signed up for Football for his VERY FIRST year ever...he was nervous but he loved it! Not sure what the name of the spot he plays but he was the one who sacked the quarterback ALOT LOL He's quick on his feet because he learned that in wrestling so he went for the feet of the quarterback and he got record sacs LOL Today I got a letter from his deaf school saying that he was elected to the 2008 Homecoming court of honor and will be recognized at the Homecoming on Oct 18th! I get phone calls home from his teachers telling me what a kind, respectful young man he is and we could not be more proud of him! He went from being a trying, temper tantrum throwing little 3 yr old to a wonderful young man And that makes me happy. I DO miss him...he gets to come home for weekends but with football season he does have to stay many weekends too and that's hard...not seeing him for two weeks straight but I know he's a happy boy! So that makes me happy This Oct 18th we are going to watch their homecoming game I can't wait! SORRY this got SO long! Here are my kids My oldest son with his best friend who is also deaf, than my beautiful daughter who is 19, and than my little sweet baby boy who is 4 now with our Boxer Max.