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My autistic son will be entering middle school this Fall. His school sent home some forms to fill out regarding the classes he will take.One was for music. They said I should choose chorus for him. How the hell is he going to participate and sing when he hardly speaks? His music class now is once a week and it's more a play along to songs with drums,and sticks and such,class
He'll be going into full stimming mode from changing classes 7 times a day,and all those different students,and the noise and chaos.
I don't know how they're going to expect him to adjust
Thinking of this Fall is causing me SO much anxiety
I'm so scared that they'll expect him to keep up with the other kids.
I'm imagining him being teased and shunned for being so different.
Sticking him in classes with "normal" kids sounds like such a bad idea
He's going from being one of the oldest kids in school to going with kids up to 15 years old
Once those hormones kick in,the kids won't be very happy to help him out and be his friend like they are now. It'll be all about the opposite sex.
Think about it,were you eager to be the friend of the outsider when you were a teen?
Kids can be evil
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