In December 2020, we said goodbye to Cheyenne, who graduated with a certificate of completion. Cheyenne joined us at Spectrum Center in 2018 and delighted us with the progress she made. Cheyenne loved to listen to music and was an expert at building puzzles. Everyone on campus looked forward to seeing her walking down the halls greeting others. During distance learning, Cheyenne had a lot of fun participating in virtual classes and even tried to help others out with their work. When Cheyenne started with us, she did not enjoy transitions to new locations. When she graduated, Cheyenne happily took walks down the halls and helped out with deliveries. We miss Cheyenne and wish her the best in her future.
Cheyenne’s parents have let us know that since her graduation she has not yet been able to join an adult program due to restrictions related to COVID-19, but they are hopeful that she can soon. They look forward to Cheyenne someday soon being able go to a program so she can socialize and be with others. Currently, she is at home with her grandmother during the day. She still enjoys doing puzzles, listening to Jack Johnson and watching videos on YouTube. Her favorite is a video of a student that gets on a bus via a lift and is in a wheelchair. She also enjoys finding trains and garbage truck videos. She likes to help around the house and assists with tasks. She helps make her meals with prompting but is always QUITE ready to pull it all out of the fridge/freezer when she is ready. Cheyenne still has pictures of fellow classmates on the fridge and the posters that were made for her graduation in her room so she can remember her friends from Spectrum Center. She gets excited whenever she has the opportunity to visit with someone from the school.