Going back to school and starting a new school year can be both exciting and stressful all rolled into one. That goes for kids and parents! Of course a new grade and a new teacher can be a bit anxiety provoking for kids and they do need some extra reassurance and time to adjust... but some children experience this to a greater degree.
Our children with special needs often are more sensitive to change and tend to thrive on structure, consistency, and predictability. Starting a new school year and getting back into the swing of things can be a rough time for them and for parents.
Some helpful tips to consider: