We got the call today from the school system that we’ve been assigned to the school we wanted! All indications are that this school has a great Pre-K autism classroom (called “structured learning” here) with a teacher people rave about, all that and it’s just two miles from our house!
We talked briefly to the teacher today and we’re going to meet with her on Tuesday to get acquainted. She sounds like a very nice person who’s on top of things. We’re really looking forward to this.
Our first day of school should be Wednesday. What a long, strange, and very stressful trip this has been, but it looks like everything has worked out great. What a relief!!
It’s a weird feeling now because we had put so many plans on hold until all this resolved itself and everything finally became official. It’s still going to be disorienting for him to be away from the house so much. I imagine we will be really lost the first couple of days.
That and our little boy is growing up and starting to take a few steps out on his own. After having to be involved in every aspect of his life every day for three years, it’s hard to let go that little bit so he can start to do some things on his own.
And so begins one of the biggest transitions – if not the biggest – so far.