Junior High Lessons x 2

Junior high.  A time in life where a young person learns a lot of things.  Vitally important things, as a rule.  My son, who is enrolled in the autism special education unit at his junior high school has learned two very important lessons so far this year.  Well, we both have actually.   Lesson #1   Pacing for a full week around the first week of February, my son kept muttering about bullies, day-after-day with no definitive details to speak […]

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What do you mean, “There’s no RECESS in junior high?”

My 12 year old autistic son and I went to the meeting for junior high matriculation and while I asked all the questions of the administrative staff, he sat there as still and as quiet as I have ever seen him.  At meeting's end, the kind teacher with the soft eyes looked at him and said, "Well, young man — do you have any questions for us?"  Without batting an eye he blurted out, "Yeah.  What time is recess?"  We […]

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