Back to School: Transition Planning for Children with Special Needs

No matter your age, whether you are starting school for the first time, returning to the same school, moving up to middle or high school, moving away to university or going back to school after years in the workforce, the words “Back to school” can bring on both excitement and anxiety.  Many feel excited for the opportunities and experiences that may come, however, many also feel frightened and anxious over what lies ahead.  For children with special needs any transition can be difficult, and parents and caregivers often find “back to school” one of the most difficult.

The following article published by discusses the some great strategies for helping plan for and make the transition of “back to school” as pleasant as possible for children with special needs.  Easing the Back-to-School Transition for Kids with Special Needs