Hi everyone and welcome back into my blog and today’s blog will be on my tween life being autistic, which includes the challenges that I went through including my early experience in a trying to fit in at school as well as being bullied in school and the benefits from the support that I received from the teachers (from the good ones, not the bad ones.) and the guidance from them too. Once again this part of the story is not described by me, but it is explained by my mum and this is the story being continued on my childhood being autistic in her own words.
At this stage we were thinking of what secondary school she could go to, mainstream secondary or special needs secondary school. The head teacher first thought that maybe special need but almost a year later it comes that Arveena can cope with the mainstream school. The head teacher and another teacher from her primary school, myself including came to see the mainstream school and spoke to the people in the special needs department and explained everything about Arveena’s situation and that she would need some help.
Her brother Arvin went to the same school, so she had seen the building and some classrooms when we had parents meeting or any other functions, that does not mean that she didn’t have any problems. When the school term started in sept, I had to take her all the way to the hall, that’s first half term, next half term left her just outside the hall, then just outside the door, then next half term I started to leave between the school hall and the maim entrance. The next term just cross the busy road, by the end of school year I would just make sure that she had crossed the two main roads to the school.
In school she did have some problems being bullied. The school staff was really good, any problem and they would sort them out. A year later I was taking her to school and out of the blue she said mum I can go to school on my own. I felt so helpless I didn’t know what to do but at the same time I was glad that she was going on her own.
Even through she was bullied at school, she managed to make some nice friends and even went to an after school club where the teaching assistants helped her out with her homework if she needed any help with it and at the end of every school term, she had improved with her studies overall.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my tween life with autism blog. Please stay tuned for the next post which will be continuing my teen life, don’t forget to leave a comment below on my blog and spread the word out about my blog too. ???