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.