You are probably wondering what I'm doing now. I've been having some difficulties adjusting to high school. You really yearn to hear that everything is perfect. Having some hard time spelling with all my new people. Many of them are well intentioned, but they are expecting too much too soon. We might school them more to help them try some different things. Being the only kid they've ever had who is completely nonverbal has presented them with some new challenges. Feel that it is going to work out eventually. Gets easier to spell with my new aide almost every day. She is so nice and patient, even when I'm aggressive. Going to try with her so getting good grades can become possible.
Had about three other things that I wanted to tell you about. Got to really like my math class. Having two great teachers in math needed to happen so I would have a chance to succeed. This used to be something my parents thought would be really hard for me to do without being able to write, but we've figured out it with using a laminated board with some of the most important math symbols on it. Math is now Mom's favorite thing to do with me. Can't everyone understand real school sees that I'm intelligent. More kids need the chance I've been given.
It didn't go well in my Global class at first. Got in trouble for not participating. He said I was being insubordinate. My parents had to go and meet with all my teachers and teach them more about autism. They didn't understand that very often I'm suffering. Want to participate, but my autism won't let me. My Global teacher has been so much more patient and understanding since that meeting and faces people and sticks up for his autistic student. Best class now.
Lastly, I want to tell you about my Homecoming dance. The dance was so much fun. Wanted to stay longer, but paid aide needed to leave. Needed really not much supervision, but it was nice having her to walk around with. My sister danced lots with me and we took pictures together. Weekend was the the greatest.
I'm so happy I'm experiencing the whole high school machine. Going to high school was a scary prospect. Big things changed, but I'm doing my best to adapt. Having fun while I do it. Can't wait for spelling to come easier - then I will prove I belong.