As my son Tyler is 16, I am trying to teach him to be more independent. I am pulling back, and trying not to help him as much with daily chores, activities, homework, study, etc. Working with the Orientation and Mobility Specialist at school we have been working on Tyler safely walking to his grandmother’s house by himself. Well today he did! He crossed busy streets, and walked safely to her house! He was very proud of himself. It is important that our special children learn to be independent! All these small steps to independence add up!