Our Journey Raising Two Children with Special Needs

This blog chronicles our life raising two children, Nicholas 14, diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome and Weston 17, diagnosed with Autism/Asperger's/ADHD. It's the ups, the downs, the joys, the sorrows and most importantly, the beauty of living a life less perfect, a life more meaningful.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sixth Grade

It is Sixth Grade and Weston's first year at the middle school.

The middle school shares a building with the high school. The first words out of Weston's mouth were:
"Mom, the girls in this school are so pretty!"

I suddenly realized that my son was becoming a tween! Those awful awkward years between elementary school and high school. I am happy to report that we have had a good start. Weston is on an IEP and we have put some supports in place to help him become more successful at school.

One of these supports is providing him with a mentor. A high school student named Matt who visits with Weston during his last class of the day, an Enhancement class, where he receives extra help in his Language Arts and English classes.

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Matt helps Weston to organize his homework assignments and most importantly helps Weston in developing better social skills. To Weston, Matt is "The Fonz", the coolest kid known to man.

So far, it has been a very rewarding first month for Weston, thanks to Matt.

Fingers crossed that it stays that way.