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College Park Patch: Educating the Staff at School

This article was originally published on the College Park Patch as part of the weekly column by Gretchen Schock, Parenting on a Tightrope

Backpacks ... check.
Lunch boxes ... check.
School supplies ... check.
As I make my list to get ready for another school year my heart begins to beat a little quicker. Recently I shared my youngest son's concern about taking the leap and meeting new friends.
I will admit, I am just as nervous about the beginning of another school year. Especially for L, my oldest son, who is on the Autism Spectrum. It takes him longer to adjust to environments even though he's familiar with the setting since he's been enrolled in this school for four years.
The faces will be different as he looks around his new classroom. The teacher, of course, will be new to him. The simple act of eating lunch at a different time throws his world off. It's like throwing a pebble into a calm lake. One action creates a ripple effect. That is what eating lunch at a different time can be for him -- it can influence the outcome of his entire day. To continue reading click here.

1 comment:

Athena said...

I love and live this article. Thanks for sharing. I have a son with pervasive disorders and this all holds true. Plus he started at the middle school this year - all new.


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