Hello - I have a son that is almost two and we have concerns about PDD-NOS. He's in intervention and we've been told he's too young to label him with anything and we just need to continue ST/OT and wait it out.
However, he is not the reason I am writing. Without giving out any information (of course) I just found out that I will be having a student in my elementary class that has Aspergers. I am little nervous as this will be my first time dealing with these sorts of accommodations in my classroom. This student did not have a behavior plan at the last school. His mom said that he will most likely break down in tears out of frustration and may need a time out spot to regroup. Unfortunately our school does not have a sensory room or any other special accommodations as this isn't something we've had to deal with. However, I think we need to start considering these things in public education and need more resources and support. (that could be a separate post) :)
Anyway, I want things to go as well as possible (obviously). I want to start the year off just like I normally would and see how it goes, but I also want to have a plan in case he has trouble. I am just wondering if anybody could share things that have been helpful for their children in class or what I can do as a teacher to make the biggest difference. Basically I am looking for any words of wisdom on the subject.
I do believe that things happen for a reason and I won't be able to help thinking that this could be my little fella down the road with the same struggles. I just want to do what's best, but yet I know I am limited in certain areas because I have 21 other kids that are counting on me too. :)