The model student?

Huh? Our Bitty? Are you sure we’re talking about the same little boy?

Apparently, he saves his infamous attitude for us at home. Thoughtful of him, no?

No, really… are you kidding me? The same boy who has such a talent for the “Jekyll and Hyde, routine – such a sweet-natured boy one minute and the next thing you know he’s stripping in protest of some perceived injustice, screaming at the top of his lungs, and throwing things (while yelling, “FROW!” just in case you didn’t know what he was doing). Um, yeah… it seems he doesn’t do such things at school.

Which is great, don’t get me wrong. Obviously, we are glad that he’s doing so well at school. And since he’s doing so well, we collectively decided that kindergarten placement in a regular ed class might work well for him, with resource support of course. So, he’ll have a special ed teacher and parapros to help him out during the day within his classroom (they won’t be there all day, so we’ll see how that goes). He’ll have some pull-out for social skills training and speech also.

To be honest, I’m a little nervous about it as he’s used to a smaller class (14 kids in his class now, compared with 20 in Kindergarten), and his current class is taught by a special ed teacher, even though it’s an inclusion class. Add to that the fact that he’ll be going to a new school (he’s been at his current school for two years now, but it’s a preschool only so he’ll be moving on to elementary school), and it’s going to be a bit of a transition for him. But, I was nervous about how Cuddlebug and Bearhug would do in a regular ed Kindergarten class too (they also had resource support, and still do) and it worked out great for them. I know every child is different, but I still find that encouraging :). Obviously we’ll keep a close eye on how things are going but hopefully this will work out well for him.

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I’m a mom of three boys on the autism spectrum — 11-yr-old id twins and their 7-yr-old little brother — and wife to my dh of 19 yrs who is a SAHD. My blog is where I share our story, as well as topics relating to autism awareness & acceptance, twins, the silliness three little boys can get into, and whatever else is on my mind. Hopefully some of what we’ve learned over the years is helpful to others (or at least entertaining).
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I’m a mom of three boys on the autism spectrum — 11-yr-old id twins and their 7-yr-old little brother — and wife to my dh of 19 yrs who is a SAHD. My blog is where I share our story, as well as topics relating to autism awareness & acceptance, twins, the silliness three little boys can get into, and whatever else is on my mind. Hopefully some of what we’ve learned over the years is helpful to others (or at least entertaining).

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  • June 16, 2010 at 9:39 pm
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    My daughters are masters at the art of wearing a mask at school and then falling to pieces at home. Especially my oldest daughter. For us it is causing a real struggle to get funding and help at school because the school is not seeing the problems we are. 

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  • June 14, 2010 at 9:06 pm
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    honestly i’ll just have to chalk this to kids acting really different at school than at home. children like to act cool and calm like everyone else they see in public, while confined in their own private homes, they can act like the loons they are on the inside. switching from a 14 student class to a 20 student class doesn’t seem bad compared to how my area is doing, plus the continuing assistance will still be there, so it’s not like you’re throwing him into the shark tank too early.

    continue with the assistance, and he’ll be able to develop properly like any other person in school

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