School is IN! Here are tips for preparing your child

Back-to-school tips

Parents are learning quickly how to prepare their children for school as our own Community School opened today (Monday) for the 2014-15 school year.

The SARRC Community School is inclusive and serves children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as well as non-ASD children 18 months to 5 years old.

Our friends at AutismSpeaks.org have prepared some tip sheets to help you prepare children with ASD for school.

Expert Dr. Peter Faustino., suggests that parents take time to:

1. Familiarize your child with the school and classroom.
2. Practice and implement a routine.
3. Help your child identify his or her common interests with other children that he or she can utilize to socialize.
4. Stay positive.

For more ideas on transitioning your child for school, visit: http://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/community-connections/back-s...