Breaking news in the World of Imperfection! Shut Up Daughter, Katie, one of the inspirations for our book, Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid, recently completed all the requirements needed to earn her Bachelor’s degree from Westfield State University.
Diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome at age 7 , Katie was told by “experts” that she would never graduate high school, live on her own, or ever even attend college. Well once again, Katie proved those “experts” wrong and accomplished all of those things. What started as a dream for Katie finally became her reality. “I am wicked happy! It took a lot of time and hard work, but I knew I could do it,” said Katie. Katie’s mother, Gina, (the tall goofy Shut Up sister) was elated, ” I am so proud of her! She has overcome so much in her young life. She has a very bright future. And speaking of her future, she is available for employment. In fact, I have set up a hotline, 1-800- EMPLOY-KATIE to help find her a job. Just kidding, it’s a website.”
Recently Today.com and babble.com wrote articles highlighting Katie’s accomplishment. You can read the articles below:
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My Shut Up Son Nick, diagnosed with Aspergers in 5th grade is 18 and has bought his own cars, got his own mobile home, found a large farm to live on and has a state job with the Department of Veterans Affairs – full benefits and a salary higher than the median working adult all at the age of 18.