I think that’s something many parents of neurodiverse kids face. All those milestones society places so much importance on are not always something our kids will take part in. It’s not unusual to grieve that. But remember that your dreams for him may never have been his dreams for himself. I love that poem by Kahlil Gibran “On Children” that expresses this very sentiment. And even if he didn’t get through high school, he can always get his GED later. He’s still so young. Who knows what the future holds for him? Celebrate his independent spirit. I’m so impressed that he is on his own at 19! That is something to be proud of!