Yesterday was Field Day at the kids school but they don't have the Autism class participate unless a parent shows up and wants them to. So my husband and I showed up. He took over our 7 y/o daughter who's in 1st grade and I watched over our 8 y/o son who's in 2nd grade.
They place the kids with average kids in the same grade and they get to do sports activities for 15 minutes taking turns like riding this little bike and tag teaming or relay races, etc..
As soon as my son was with those other kids waiting his turn, I started to cry. I become so emotional.. not sure if it's because he's different, I'm afraid he can't do the same thing they can or why? He did fine. He got the idea sort of because he's pretty athletic but he gets bored of just waiting in line and decides to run off, climb fences, etc.. So we only lasted an hour before we took them back to class. It was a 2 hour event.
Sometimes it can be so emotionally exhausting but I was proud that he actually did what he could and did it pretty well.