The (Preschool) Graduate
Today was Russell's last day of preschool. To celebrate, his school held a graduation ceremony for the 10-12 students in his class. The kids in his class are a mix of autistic children and regular preschool students. From my interactions with school personnel, I learned that Russell's teachers and aides are a very committed group of individuals. Several of them said they would miss seeing him.
Later this month, Russell will begin summer school at a private preschool. It will be our first attempt at "mainstreaming" Russell with non-autistic kids. Of course, this also means more budget tightening at home. And more aluminum cans for recycling in our garage.