As I write this we have two days until the school year begins. So, we've been preparing, seriously preparing.
We bought a book at the beginning of summer, so he could log what he's done, because he gets stressed when he can't remember (they usually do some work / ask questions about it, on the first week back).
We've talked about the return to school for a week or two now.
We left school clothing shopping until fairly late, so it doesn't stress him out and ruin his summer (plus he grows so quick, I didn't want it to be too small).
Basically we've done everything autism parents can, to lessen the problems he usually has, returning to school.
Now, let's talk about the other problem.
Genuinely, I can't sleep! My stomach is in knots. All I can think about is what could go wrong:
They've changed the teachers around again, only one is staying with the class.
What if they move the class around or, God forbid, they move him to a different class?!
What if the children, at break time, pick on him (this is an ongoing stress, for me, even though he's never had problems).
Believe me when I say, that is just a small selection of the thoughts, swirling around my head, early hours of the morning, when I should be sleeping.
Nothing can fix this, it is what it is. So why am I writing about it? Because I know I'm not alone.
So I just want you special needs parents to know:
I'm with you, we got this!