The meeting was last Thursday and it went very well, everyone was really nice. Not that I'm surprised. It was attended by a kindergarten teacher (though not necessarily the teacher my boys will have), the autism classroom teacher, the special ed. director for the school, their current preschool teacher, and the principal came in for a short time. Mostly they all just asked a lot of questions about the boys, what they were like, what they could do, and what I hope for them to get out of kindergarten. We discussed whether they'd go half days or full (half days), and whether I'd prefer morning or afternoon kindergarten (morning). I'd prefer mornings as they are just at their best during that time -- most relaxed and focused. They may or may not get mornings, that is yet to be determined. What? You mean I'm not going to get exactly what I want?
But then I thought, right now they go to afternoon preschool and it has worked out fine.
I was thrilled to hear that they have four kindergarteners starting in the autism class in the fall (well so far, that number could change, I'm told), and the other two are also kids from their current preschool class -- kids they already know, who already know them! How lucky is that!
P.S. - I sincerely hope this doesn't offend anybody. I try to stay away from topics of controversy and politics -- but this was just too funny for me to let it go by without comment!
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