Moving to a new school for most typical children is filled with excitement and anticipation. The thought of making new friends, getting to know a new teacher, checking out a new building, all sounds very appealing for the most part. But for children with special needs and their parents, the emotions are quite the opposite. There is the fear of the unknown, the question of who you can trust, just the all around anxiety of the process. As my son gets ready to start at a new school this fall, I have thought a lot about how I can best help him transition. CLICK TO READ FULL ARTICLE
Yesterday my son did a trial class at SNACK. SNACK is a Special Needs Activity Center for Kids located in Midtown Manhattan. What an awesome place! After meeting their team, who is pretty amazing, I felt very comfortable dropping him off for two hours. Most importantly, he loved it too. SNACK has so much to offer the kids from various sports like basketball, soccer and swimming to music and yoga. I can not wait to sign him! Check them out at http://www.snacknyc.com/ and follow them at https://twitter.com/SNACKnyc.
The day my daughter left for sleep away camp, her twin brother, who has autism, asked me how many days until she is home. Once I told him, he took a sheet of paper and, completely un prompted, made his own calendar to keep track of the days! These are the moments that really make me smile and remind me that all the hard work is worth it!