One of the things I have to keep reminding myself of lately is that I am the keeper of my daughters' strengths. It's so easy to get bogged down in levels and diagnosis and deficits. I just forget.
The system to get services for my both my daughters is built on looking at those types of things. The same way that no one knows them better or longer than me, no one knows their strenghts like I do.
Even now or maybe even more importantly now as adults I have to keep being the keeper. They can't do it yet. Maybe someday but not yet.