or don’t know
i am not….mmmm
Emotions – i really don’t know how i feel about it. The summer has been quiet but good. Quiet cos we didn’t go abroad or do too much cos of mum having brain surgery at things like that – but we had a few trips away. We had a stay in Derry and a stay in Dublin. They were very fun!
I have still been doing tennis camps- they’re about 2 days a week for a few hours. The people at the tennis are friendly and I am very comfortable with them all.
i have had gaelic all summer – training and matches. and they have been fun. I am playing with an OLDER team now – but it is fine because there are a few others from my own team who also play in the older group. So I usually just sit beside people i know and am comfortable with on bus- and on pitch am happy enough with everyoe. So no problems there.
The rest of the summer i have been spending time with Caoilte – playing outside, watching TV, plying playstation, footballing, carrying on, messing about on the trampoline, walking to shop etc…so in SOME WAY this summer was easier than the other years. I didn’t feel there was much pressure to get used to new summer – like – no timetable…
Friends- like school friends i see some of them during gaelic and tennis and am fine when we meet there. We do chat there and mess about and have fun and all. BUT i DON’T keep in touch really cos I don’t like BBM on the iphone. Also i don’t social network – like i don’t do facebook…so i don’t really keep in touch.
BUT others haven’t been on their phones much either so i don’t really feel nervous about not having kept in touch in fact am looking forward to seeing them again :)
Classes – Am not sure if i get any different teachers this year. That’s always a “WHAT IF?” for me…like i know one or two teachers are leaving, and i don’t know WHO will be having me, or if there will be new teachers coming in. So the first day i get my timetable – i get a coloured one from the Special needs coordinator – usually he brings me in a few days earlier to get USED to my new schedule and the new people .PLUS he gives me a wee PASS CARD – one where me and 2 friends get in the canteen without queueing….and it’s AMAZING…and CERTAINLY a lot of people seem to be my friends at lunchtime! L:)
Older – Am going into year 10 or my third year of secondary school. Does that feel any more or less scary? NO…i don’t feel any different. In some ways i wish i was still second year. Its an EASY year cos nothing BIG happens. like in first year it’s all settling in stuff…and in third year is all about preparation for GCSEs and choosing subjects.. so everyone in St Mick’s knows second year is the easiest!
Teachers – I get on WELL with all my teachers. They all get me, and i get them…and that way we get along well.
Assistant – i HOPE i have the same classroom assistant this year cos she is really good for me at this stage. Cos i don’t need babysat. Basically i need someone to look after me if i am in an “episode” which thankfully doesn’t happen very much anymore. I need someone to help me record my homework cos i am NOT GOOD at keeping track of stuff. This year i don’t get supervised at lunchtime or break , or between classes – i just manage fine- but i know where she is if i need her.
Adam Harris is a friend who has AUTISM too.
He had a really good website called Aspergers Advice BUT the developed a new one – and I was invited up to make a presentation at the opening of his new one AsIAm.ie
This week they produced really good stuff for teachers and pupils and parents about being back at school.
Adam, often shares my writing for me…so i want to show these BOOKS to you for him.
by the way AsiAm is on facebook and it has LOADS of aspie information for EVERY situation.
Book for pupils
Book for Parents
Book for teachers