As many of you know I teach two classes for children with special needs. One of them is for children with downs syndrone and the other is for children with autism. One of the things that I have learned over the past few years is that the time the parents spend with these children preparing them to meet the new situations they will face is really the same thing all of us would do well to do as parents of typical children.
Here is a link to a set of suggestions for getting ready to go back to school that is perfect for typical or special needs children. I hope that you find them good reminders. Also if you know anyone that has a child that would like to take part in our classes please refer them to us and we will see how we can fit them in our program. These special classes are extremely beneficial to the students and those that help me with them.