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We took the kids to school this morning. Both were a little tired and I could tell they were scared. Dh walked Max to class then we both walked Rachel. Max requested that I hug him before going, so I went back to his class and did so. As I was leaving I could see him rubbing his eyes and hiding his face. I was out of the classroom but caught his teacher's eye and she let me know he'd be ok. I couldn't go back in because it would have only escalated things for him.<br><br>
I hope he gets better.
 

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Hope their first day went well! My kiddos started preschool last week and drop off has been hard for my little guy (3, with Ds). He cries and yells "no no no!" I can't even get him to walk up to the building. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
Apparently he is okay after a bit, but I really hope the drop off improves.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grouphug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="grouphug">: Hugs to you mamas. I sat and cried my eyes out the first few days of ds's preschool last year, I'm sure I'll end up doing the same thing this year. Leaving them is SO hard, especially when they're upset. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I called my best girlfriends on my cell while still in the school parking lot and just cried buckets.
 

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He had a good day! When I asked how his day went he said, "Great!"<br><br>
He got to be leader AND passer today!<br><br>
His teacher did say he was a little overly touchy w/ one boy in class. Max claims the boy is his best friend. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> SO his teacher emailed me and is VERY cooperative and helpful. I'm so impressed. She talked with Max and suggested he not stand by the boy in line. (I'm guessing the kid was bugged by it. I can't blame him. Max gets overly touchy w/ us, too.) I emailed her back and suggested that maybe on days when he's overly touchy he could be given a job at the end of the line. I described what Rachel's Pre-K assistant did last year w/ the kids at the end. She made a big deal out if it; they were the caboose and they had a BIG job. They had to make sure everyone was in line and going the right direction. She REALLY talked it up. So I suggested it to Max's teacher and we'll see how that works out.<br><br>
She thanked me for writing such a thorough letter about Max and I really am pleased that he has her This school as a whole has been very good for him.
 

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I'm glad it went well. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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I'm glad it went well and Max has a cooperative teacher.
 

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How wonderful to have a teacher who is already showing signs of wanting to be so communicative! That can make such a difference...<br><br>
as for me...our DS1 starts next week and I physically tremble thinking of walking away as (when?) he cries out for me. I am trying hard not to think about how it might get better, but have relapses over long weekends, or holidays or when he sleeps more poorly than normal. This parenting stuff is SO tough.<br><br>
I hope Max continues to have good days and big smiles for you!
 

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I'm blown away. Day 2 hasn't even begun yet and I already have an email from her this morning.<br><br>
Just a little piece of her email:<br><i>Also, with his diagnosis it is a day to day thing!! Some things work for a while and some don't. Trial and error. For the writing we can send him to learning center to have help. Also, if work completion becomes a problem, that can be done also.</i><br><br>
Having someone KNOW about Asperger's is just amazing. So few ppl really understand it, aside from the school counselor and the SpEd teachers. I'm just really impressed.<br><br>
He had a little trouble yesterday with being too touchy w/ one kid so today she's going to give him a new job. She already has an end-of-line helper and a leader, but she's going to give Max a job next to one of them and he is to be their helper.<br><br>
I hope this continues all year. This is great.<br><br>
Oh, and she said his tears stopped immediately. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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She made visual cards for use with the whole class because of Max. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bigeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bigeyes"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dropjaw">
 

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I wanna go see the class and see how he does! I wish I had a window into his day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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That sounds wonderful! I am so happy for you guys. That teacher sounds amazing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Wow, your new teacher sounds fabulous!!!! I'm glad his day went well and he is in a good environment. Just curious, doesn't he have an IEP? I thought all kids with dx had one? If so, she should be very involved with making inclusive adjustments for him.<br><br>
Sorry if that is a stupid question, I know a little about ASD but not as much as a mom of a child on the spectrum would.
 

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we JUST got his dx last week, but have signed papers at the end of last year to begin an IEP/ARD. (what they're called here. Don't remember what it means.) I emailed the counselor yesterday to see where we are on that.
 

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Wow -- what a teacher!! Can you clone her and take her with you to all his classes?!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">She made visual cards for use with the whole class because of Max. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bigeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bigeyes"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dropjaw"></div>
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My son's kindy teacher (and will also be his teacher for 1/2 for the next two years) uses these as a standard for his classes. ALL of the kids love them - my son spent a lot of the year as the card sorter, putting up the cards as the teacher asked for them.<br><br>
It's great to hear you have a good teacher <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">. I hope it continues to go well.
 

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Please clone her and send her our way! lol. We start school next week but our teachers wont be in until Wednesday so I haven't been able to meet with DS's new teacher yet. Argh.
 

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Woohooo - sounds like a fantastic teacher! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Please clone her and send her our way! lol. We start school next week but our teachers wont be in until Wednesday so I haven't been able to meet with DS's new teacher yet. Argh.</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I'll tell her she's in high demand!<br><br>
I hope it goes well w/ your ds. I was SO NERVOUS. I'm so glad he has such a good teacher.
 
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