Getting ready for back to school with Liam is a fun, but challenging experience - because of his Autism and his food issues making the transition to a new routine takes extra time and patience. Laying the groundwork the past few weeks will hopefully pay off well when he heads back to school next week.
We're changing up EVERYTHING - he's going to a new school, where he'll be in a small portable instead of a large classroom, he'll have more peers in his class because he's graduated from PIC (partially integrated classroom) to a blended Child Development class - which means he's one step closer to mainstream schooling!
We had the chance to visit his new classroom on Friday and he seemed to take to it like a duck to water - after a few minutes of getting used to the place he was ready to explore and check out the different centers and stations and was particularly drawn to - what else - the smart board.
As for me, I'm working on labeling everything and making sure that his teachers and staff know about his Gluten Free diet (which we've decided to stick to for now, since we're still not sure whether the gluten he had affected him or it was just the transitions we're making). One of the things that makes labeling easier is the Back to School Sale at Tiny Prints!
There's still a lot to do before Tuesday - including sorting out Liam's busing schedule - since he's not on the list, despite having done the paperwork last May... but I know that this will be an exciting first day of CD and I'm going to be as prepared as I can be!
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