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7-11 years

What to expect as your elementary-age children start school.

  • Gracie – We have an 8-year-old autistic daughter who is nonverbal. She has always had a female bus driver.  Her regular bus driver took off work one week. It was a planned absence. The school put a male as her substitute driver. Our Grace is the only student on the bus. There is no video monitoring.
  • Learning From My Daughter – I remember clearly the day that my daughter was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. I came home feeling not sad or discouraged, but empowered and relieved. After blindly struggling for years to figure out what was wrong, I felt for the first time that I was finally getting some answers.
  • Back-to-School Tips – Transition from summer to school time is difficult for any student, but especially those on the autism spectrum.
  • Milestones Timeline – Act early by talking to your child’s doctor.