If your child is autistic and is starting school for the first time or is returning to school after a prolonged absence, it can be an incredibly daunting time. I know first hand how stressful it can be on a child and as a parent, watching on helpless.
What I have learned over the last decade is that for my 3 autistic sons, preparation is key. When it comes to changes in their daily lives, where possible I prepare them and more often than not, it makes a huge difference.
With the back to school (hopefully) happening this August or September, I wanted to help you the parent/teacher/therapist prepare your student/child to start or return to school. It can be anxious time as a parent, hoping all will go well, but not exactly sure what you can do to help your child.
I wrote my new book “Starting School – A School Preparation Handbook”, to help parents, therapists and teachers prepare children for the start of or return to school.
In my new book you will read about my personal experiences as a parent. I talk about how you may be feeling. What happened to me and how I coped.
You will find 20 transition strategies to help prepare your child to understand and cope with the upcoming transition to school.
In my book I write directly to you the parent or to you the therapist/teacher. You will have an insight not many will understand unless they walk the road as parent of children with additional needs. There are checklists, links and advice to help you navigate the days ahead.
To help support our community during this difficult time I have decided to offer my new book for free to my Subscribers. It will be available for FREE for a
limited time only, so get your copy before I add it to my online store.
As of 29th June 2020, my new Book has been added to my online store. You can find your copy of my first book here.
I always say to parents I meet, the road ahead may seem daunting but you will never have to walk it alone.
I would love to hear what you think about my new book! Send me an email or message me over on Instagram on Facebook. I hope the strategies I recommend in my new book make a positive difference to your child’s transition to school!
Until next time,