NOT A TYPICAL GARY POST:
If I hear or read another person telling me that one should think of having your young child in a specialized residential school setting as “him going away to college, just early” — I will punch them.
(OK, not literally, but you get the idea.)
Specialized school placement <> college. Get it? Yes, we both “miss our kids” but it is NOT the same thing.
END NOT A TYPICAL GARY POST.