This week is the last week of school. It certainly has been a rollercoaster ride. I think Eric has made much progress over the past school year, so overall I'm satisfied. But I'm also glad eric is done with mainstream school, for the time being. What the past year has shown me is, Eric is not ready for it yet. So next August he will attend a private school, a transitional school. And I couldn't be happier or more hopeful.
Eric has been attending public school. He is in PreK-4 and receiving 30 minutes each of occupational therapy and speech therapy once a week. Pretty skimpy I know but I'm new to the autism game.
Well, all year I've been getting two sometimes three notes sent home each week basically cataloging all the things Eric has done......his mega tantrums, the hitting, undressing himself. Each day I send Eric to school I make sure my phone is close by in case they call, but honestly, I always feel slightly worried....gee I hope he doesn't have a tantrum today, I hope the teacher is treating him well, etc. All these thoughts run through my mind.
I know better now, I learn a little more each day how best to advocate for my son.