Russ is really enjoying his freedom. He has been driving solo now for a while. We are still very nervous when he leaves the house but thatís something we have to get used to. His driving has not been totally successful however. Two weeks ago he had an accident in a parking lot. He was in a hurry and passed a truck that was pulling into a space. He was not hurt but got a lecture about driving carefully when he is angry, upset or in a hurry.


Driving is presenting other problems for Russ. Although his memory is good, he has trouble with directions at times. On a couple of occasions he has called me needing help finding his way. It is a challenge since he still canít speak but he does the best he can with either his keyboard or text messaging on his phone.