Thursday, August 25, 2011

autism & public school: how one mom is making it work.

Making the decision to integrate a child with autism into the public school system is something more and more parents are having to face. My husband and I decided to enrol our son, Max, into Junior Kindergarten last Fall. It was our belief that having our son participate in school from as early an age as possible would benefit him. There were many challenges -- especially in the first few months -- but it ended up being a positive experience for Max and those that had the opportunity to work with him.

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  1. I've always tried to remember that inclusion isn't only about my child, but the opportunity he has to touch other people's lives.

    I'm glad it was a positive experience for Max.

  2. Hi DeeAnn - I always approach these situations as "win-win" for everyone involved. Max gets to be with his peers, and his peers and teachers get an opportunity to be with Max!