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Back to School

"I know you don't understand why it means so much to me that my son has a friend. I know you are happy to play with a boy who is filled with life and laughter. I won't say thank you for being his friend, because I know you like him for him and not to get a pat on the back."

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6. "Create a daily school schedule for your child. You may not know the exact routine, but even walking through one day may make your child feel more at ease."

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"Yes, school may be hard for my son who has autism, but together we can make this year one of growth and learning and joy."

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"Most of all, thank you in advance for believing in him and joining in the effort to help him fulfill his great potential."

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We asked our autism community on Facebook to share their #BacktoSchool photos and they delivered!

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In this post, school psychologist and Autism Speaks Family Services Committee member Dr. Peter Faustino answers your most frequently asked questions about going back to school. "I would say the biggest obstacles are two fold: First is trusting that your children will be fine on their first day. And second is sharing of information."

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Parents of children with autism are always trying to plan and prepare ahead of time. Unfortunately, we can’t account for every detail but here are a few tips for reducing the stress associated with back to school from school psychologist Dr. Peter Faustino.

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