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    @sajimum DS is still going well with his toileting. He's going perfectly fine at home, but still requests a pull up when we leave the house. Baby steps! We'll get there.

    Starting school is such a huge step for your DD! I'm trying to get my head around the whole choosing a school for next year process. It's daunting.

    A lot of ASD kids seem to have sleep issues - I hope someone here can help with some advice. My DS has always been a good sleeper, though he does stay up until about 9:00-9:30pm at the moment, which I feel is a bit late (especially when preschool resumes in a couple of weeks).

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    Sajimum! I am ALL set! Everything is done. Books are bought and labeled. Play doh is made and yellow. Lunch boxes and bottles labeled. Shoes and socks bought, uniforms ironed and labeled and hanging up. Bag is full!
    We are counting down now and doing visit trips to get Ds1 to understand where he lines up when the bell rings, where he should play.

    Finding a school is a huuuuuuge task @Degrassi I shudder at what I may or may not have to do this year for DS2. DO you have a short list of schools you are thinking of?
    What time does your Ds wake up in the morning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by White Mage View Post
    Sajimum! I am ALL set! Everything is done. Books are bought and labeled. Play doh is made and yellow. Lunch boxes and bottles labeled. Shoes and socks bought, uniforms ironed and labeled and hanging up. Bag is full!
    We are counting down now and doing visit trips to get Ds1 to understand where he lines up when the bell rings, where he should play.

    Finding a school is a huuuuuuge task @Degrassi I shudder at what I may or may not have to do this year for DS2. DO you have a short list of schools you are thinking of?
    What time does your Ds wake up in the morning?
    You sound so prepared and ready @White Mage!

    We have two zoned public schools but they are both really large. There's a smaller school slightly out of the zoning we've also considered. Then there's a few private to choose from also.

    I don't actually have a short list, which is part of the reason I'm daunted. I have to seek guidance because I have nothing to go on at this stage :/

    DS gets up usually between 7-8am.

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    @White Mage - you are definitely alot more organised than me. It snuck up on me a little bit and I just realised we don't have much time left until the school year starts! I really haven't done all that much communicating with the school with regards to DD's diagnosis and needs (though they are aware of it and we put lots of information on the transition statement). I kind of assumed she'd be okay as she settled fine at kinder (apart from anxiety initially) with no additional supports needed, but now that it's getting closer I am not so sure. I will be trying to line up a time with her teacher ASAP once the term commences, as well as organising a meeting to come up with an individual learning plan.
    @Mod-Degrassi - the whole choosing a school thing is so daunting! We actually looked at about 7 and I still couldn't make up my mind. We didn't make a decision until about 1 week before transition periods started. I would go and have a look at all of the ones you are considering and then make a short list. I actually visited our top two schools twice, which I found useful.

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    I'm dreading the new school year.
    Ds1 has a new teacher this year but the school had not even hired them yet so we have no way to prepare Ds1. The school is not very helpful as we don't have a diagnosis yet. They know how long it takes here but don't seem to care. We also have the added problem of them keeping Ds1 back last year without telling us. So ds1 had been spending the holidays trying to catch up. He thinks he is going to be in grade 5. But the school is adamant he will be in 4. They have agreed to a 4/5 class though so that is a start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sookie Stackedhouse View Post
    I'm dreading the new school year.
    Ds1 has a new teacher this year but the school had not even hired them yet so we have no way to prepare Ds1. The school is not very helpful as we don't have a diagnosis yet. They know how long it takes here but don't seem to care. We also have the added problem of them keeping Ds1 back last year without telling us. So ds1 had been spending the holidays trying to catch up. He thinks he is going to be in grade 5. But the school is adamant he will be in 4. They have agreed to a 4/5 class though so that is a start.
    Oh my goodness, what a stressful situation for you and DS1. How on earth can a school keep a child down without telling you or without your permission?!?! A diagnosis should not be the difference between support and no support from the school - though I know a diagnosis can be helpful.

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    Yes well long story.
    When we put him in this school he was put in grade 3. To see if he was ready. He did great but the school put him in a 3/4 last year and didn't tell the teacher that he was a grade ahead for his age. So repeated 3. I only figured it out after the term 3 report. As for support they are being stupid but they are the only school in our area with the resources we need.

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    Hope everyone is surviving the holidays! Truly counting down here.

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    hi I am so glad I found this thread. White Mage and I already know each other because we share the same due in group.
    I have taken about 3 years off from Bh
    during that time my DS who is now 7 was DX with ASD -Aspergers
    it's been a long hard road. he is about to head into grade 2 main******. he is completely fine if he can sit in front of the PS3 or on the computer playing G mod. (this is socialisation) or building Lego or watching Cartoon Network or playing iPad. if we have to divvy from this routine, there is usually drama. he has been having routine speech and ot since his was two b4 DX. and had the odd psych session here and there but as a mother who is overwhelmed trying to teach an ASD kid CBT is challenging
    we just came back from a holiday to GC where we had no screen time plenty of swimming beach pool etc. he loves the water and being underwater. it was mostly good and there were a few meltdowns mainly between him and DH, as he is not as in tune with it all. anyways I feel like I am rambling.
    I did want to ask how many of u had genetic testing? ASD is definitely in the fam, as DS paternal cousin has non verbal ASD. and there are a few quirky people on both sides of the family 😆 there is also strong hx of mental illness on both sides of the family with depression and anxiety, not sure if that has an impact. we also have an almost 4 DD and it's hard because u symptom spot but she is very much NT compared to Ds. She does line things up but DS never did that. and she also has a bit of lisp. anyways just wanted to tell u a bit about me looking forward to getting to know u all. send me strength DS starts vacay care tomorrow because DH and I start back at work. 😁😁

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    Welcome to the thread @Cherry18Bloss
    @Whitemage the holidays haven't been too bad for us so far. We are avoiding taking DS to the shops at the moment as he's had a few meltdowns there, mostly over wanting a particular toy (Thomas the tank engine is the latest obsession).

    He's banned from being my grocery shopping companion for a few weeks!

    Looking forward to preschool starting back up, especially for DH's sake (he's the primary carer). It's good for both of them to get a break from each other.

    How are you coping with the boys?


 

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