Kindergarten Obsession – it begins

I’m going to be writing about kindergarten more over the next few months.

Here in San Francisco, the process is fairly complicated.  We have to select up to seven schools and then one is chosen (hopefully) from the list.  The IEP team chooses a service type and that narrows the available options.

I will start touring schools next month, and then I hope I will get a better idea of what type of class would be a good fit for R.   We have to make a decision by the end of January.

I’ve been trying to read blogs from families with children who are going through or have already experienced the kindergarten transition.

Autism and Oughtisms writes about her reflections on his first term at a special needs school. 

She pointed out to me that R., being moderately affected by autism could potentially fit into any class.   The labels sometimes seem meaningless in these situations.

Autism Wonderland has been documenting her journey with her child with autism who is starting kindergarten.   She lives in a big city, and their process seems as convoluted as ours here.

Here’s a post called when autism and kindergarten meet

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  1. Can’t wait to see what you decide, fingers crossed!

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