“Mom, we need more milk, bread, juice and chips.” As the summer break comes to an end, are you rejoicing? The grocery list will get shorter, your to-do list – call home check-ins, making sure that beds are made, dishes washed and you’ve read for the day. All will be over in just a few weeks. BACK TO SCHOOL! Although your list of school supplies, new backpacks, the latest shoes, and if no uniforms are required, of course the latest fashion may seem overwhelming. Your child may even be anticipating the new kid on the block or in their class. Just to mention a few things that you will be dealing with.

As the summer break draws to a close for me – feeling sadness and a bit of anxiety. Parents of special needs children face a new school year with many challenges and concerns. It is however; a relief that Justin attends a smaller school setting, we know each teacher and not to mention he’s had the same teacher from the very first day. While I don’t have the long supply list or the meet and greet sessions, the emotions are on an all time high. The preparing of letters from the physicians about meds being administered, dietary plans stating Justin’s lunch and snacks throughout the day; most importantly his seizure action plan.

IEP meetings were taken care of before the end of school, knowing the action plan that has been discussed is kind of a relief. A few things mentioned – communication devices, toileting, using of objects to describe different task during the day, and feeding. I anticipate circumstances being different this school year. Change isn’t always bad!

Having two weeks left, I’m preparing to snap those special moments and different milestones that Justin will accomplish. I will also have videos so be on the lookout!

pottery barn backpack

pottery barn backpack

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God fearing, loving mother to an awesome young man. Enjoying what I do! Although I'm not the greatest teacher, however raising a child with special needs has given me more degrees than any college university you could think of.

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