Preparing Children With Autism, ADHD, & Other “Special Abilities” To Transition Into Middle School
August 8, 2017 8:30 AM Sponsored By Children’s Services Council of Broward County
Written by Eric Nach, Ph.D., Development and Behavioral Specialist and President of the Support for Students Growth Center.
Making the transition from elementary to middle school is a huge milestone for all children and their parents. For children with Autism, ADHD, and other “special abilities”, this dramatic change of life is even more traumatic than for their NT (neuro-typical) peers. As life is full of many unforeseen challenges, the unpredictability of daily interaction is exceptionally difficult for these children and equally challenging for their families. We can plan and prepare for the change to middle school, however, experience shows that nothing is guaranteed when it comes to realities of life.