Preparing to be an effective voice for your child at school is a critical step parents often miss. Organization is key.
The idea of a new school year can leave parents of children with special needs apprehensive.
Right now you try to avoid thinking about it because you think you have plenty of time to worry about the challenges ahead.
You don't want to think about the new teacher, the IEP meetings, or the possible notes home about your child's behaviour.
Your crossing your fingers the right resources will be in place for your child so your child can have every opportunity to reach their potential socially, emotionally and academically.
Right now you feel relieved that you have a break from having to stay on top of "all things school".
Don't fool yourself. The hard truth is that September is right around the corner.
Soon you will be expected to communicate and collaborate with your child's school team even if you don't feel particularly confident right now.