It`s that time of year when things really get busy for the teenagers. The school year will be winding down in a couple of months, but before we get to that there has to be a Prom, right. Lauren is going, and she is sssoooooo excited about that! I don`t know if the boy asked her yet, but he was so sweet last night demonstrating how he was going to do that. He said that he was going to get his hair cut and wear a suit and Lauren was not going to wear a red dress.
This year all the juniors and seniors in their special education classroom are going except for Allen (we will do this next year with him) and maybe one other kid. This is a great opportunity for all of them to practice social skills both in the classroom and out. They will practice doing the Grand March during the school day in the gym. We will have pizza at our house before Prom since going out to eat at a nice restaurant would likely send some of them over the top before the big event even started.
We have 2 PCAs who will tag team (since one of them turns into a pumpkin after midnight). One will go to the Prom and the other will go to the After Prom Party.
Last evening the moms and the teacher who has been communicating with the school personal and the committee chair of the After Prom Party, got together to go over the logistics of this. It takes a whole lot of planning to do things like this with teenagers like Lauren. My neuro-typical kids would be the ones telling me who they were going with and what they were doing, instead we need to make the plans for them.
Now all we have to do is get the dress figured out and decide what to do with her hair.Lauren will be on top of those details for sure.