Need advice on situation with Ashton's van driver
Hi everyone, hope you are all having a good morning. We have a small issue (although nothing is really small when it comes to Ashton) anyway, Ashton has a really nice van driver, she is very sweet and compassionate and good with the kids. Ashton has been riding her van to school for 3 years. Since he started kindergarten 3 years ago he was in the back on the right hand side. It's a minivan and there are currently 3 students (with autism) on his van that go to public school in the next district over. The issue that happend recently is that 2 of the kids sit in the front and the little girl started hitting the little boy next to her and kicking the van drivers seat. So, they switched places with her and Ashton (moving him to the front left) At first Ashton was ok with it because he thought it was temporary. It has been a month now and he is begging to go back to his spot in the back but the van driver says that things are so good with the girl being there and she doesn't want to move Ashton. Well, now Ashton is anxious about getting on the van and obsessing on it. I tlaked with her about it this morning but she said Ashton is so good on the van and she doesn't see how much it is bothering him. But it's all he says when he gets off and when he before he gets on. Part of me just wants him to adapt to his new seat but I also hate how much stress it is causing him. Heres the thing, he told me if he pulls miss D's hair he could go to the back. I kind of feel like he thinks if he's bad he can move back there, which concerns me. Am I making too big of a deal out of this?