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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Degrassi View Post
    Thanks for explaining. I sorely hope DS gets a decent placement when the time comes. I don't feel his needs would be met if he was plonked into a main****** class with a small amount of aide time. One of his biggest challenges is engaging in group time and sitting still.
    Fingers crossed you have some luck. My DS is up to his 4th support class placement which I don't think happens very often. You hear of people whose kids miss out each and every time the placements are determined. We started off in main****** which failed epically. I think it pays to vocal and become a bit of PITA for the education department, otherwise they will just ignore the issue at hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sajimum View Post
    Thanks for thinking of us! DD started Prep today and was so excited this morning (with a bit of anxiety thrown in there too). She is pretty exhausted but seemed to have a good day. It's always hard to get much information out of her but she is happy enough and wants to go back tomorrow which is a good sign. Didn't get a chance to touch base with the teacher but I am assuming there were no major issues. DD did add that "learning new things is boring" and she's "tired of going to school all the time" I think she's in for a shock when she realises that school goes on for so long!

    Sorry to be naive, but what's a support class? Is it a separate class for special needs kids within a main****** school? There is a school close to us which has a language unit for kids with language disabilities - they operate partly out of that classroom and partly within the main****** classroom. Is it a similar set up? It's great that you're already thinking about it @Mod-Degrassi
    Glad she went well!

    The support class from my understanding is pretty much as you've described. Small class sizes and they do participate in a lot of the same activities as the other children.

    The aim would be to start him in the support class but integrate him into a main****** class down the track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarvestMoon View Post
    Fingers crossed you have some luck. My DS is up to his 4th support class placement which I don't think happens very often. You hear of people whose kids miss out each and every time the placements are determined. We started off in main****** which failed epically. I think it pays to vocal and become a bit of PITA for the education department, otherwise they will just ignore the issue at hand.
    So he's in a support class this year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Degrassi View Post
    So he's in a support class this year?
    Yep, he is in an ASD class.

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    My little big person starts tomorrow Degrassi. Look forward to meeting his aid at some point.

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    Today was the day! And it went well!

    We followed our visual check list and was ready at 7am this morning. I think we were eager.
    We got to school in time, and I felt like I did something wrong because I literally just dropped him off, made sure he put his bag in his locker, said goodbye and just left lol..
    Meanwhile every other parent hung about for a few minutes before just leaving. So I was thinking, should I be hanging around too?? lol
    I instantly thought that if I did he would grow more attached to the thought I was staying.

    He was only in for a short class today for 1 and half hours. They do a slow introduction before full hours, so by the end of next week he will be there until 3:30pm.

    When I came to pick him up, his teacher told me had a good morning, so happy to hear his first day went well.

    And man he was so cute in his uniform. And no tears from either of us.

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    Question! How do you prevent your child from irritating sores? TMI.

    Davin fell on his face and gave himself a carpet burn on his nose/upperlip. It has been trying to heal, but Davin continues rip off the scab and opens the wound.
    I have even fashioned little bandaids to cover it but he keeps ripping those off too.

    The feeling of the scab ans difference in his skin is irritating him so he is compelled to do it.

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    Today DS2 went to his 1st day to the special developmental school, apparently he did very well, and was very tired by the end. He was apparently falling asleep on a vibrating mattress in their sensory room. She said he was a delight. lol. Not sure I see that sometimes. But no tantrums or tears while he was there.
    We had to change one of his days due to too many kids enrolled on Mondays.
    He enjoyed his bus ride there and back too.
    I felt very scared about him going this morning and spent most of the day feeling anxious, but I am glad to hear things went well.
    I plan to put together a communication book so all his teachers can keep up to date.
    I also went to the preschool today to discuss him starting on Thursday. I am looking forward to that as well.
    I really need to stop worrying and just let crap happen now. I have done all I can honestly.

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    I have a beautiful low functioning 5 year old asd son. He is my world. I have to admit his hard work but love how rewarding this job is. I also love how he has educated me to be a better person not so narrow minded. I have a lot to thank autism for.

    Though I'm going on 3 years toilet training and still getting accidents weekly and my house is pretty much empty because a lot has been broken. He only proves to me that time and guidance can go a long way.

    18months ago he was mute not one word, today he is repeating everything and asking for stuff still not at a level of a 5 year old no conversations but wow he has come a long way.

    I've just found out I'm pregnant with second so I'm a bit anxious on how things will be when there is a baby cry in the house. Fingers crossed his a lover.

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    Welcome Joey Jojo Shabadoo
    Congratulations on your news!
    Do you know how many weeks?


 

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