Back-to-school season is a harried time for even the most organized parent. Having a special education child can make this season even more difficult as you must do more to help your child so that he has a great school year.
Keep paperwork in one place.
Papers have a habit of floating from backpack to desk without anyone really knowing where they are. Set up a command center in your home, and label file folders so that you have one spot for all of the IEP paperwork, school communication, and more.
Create an organized entry space.
If your entryway has become a dumping ground, you can get rid of this dilemma with a bit of creativity. Hang easy-to-reach hooks for jackets, label bins for backpacks as well as hats and gloves and purchase a narrow shoe rack to place beneath coats.
Organize morning routines.
Be sure that you get up in enough time to get yourself ready for the day before you awaken your children. Choose two or three favorite, fast breakfasts for the school year, and be sure that backpacks are ready the night before school.
Sort out closets.
Search through your child’s wardrobe to find the best school clothes that do not cause sensory issues. Search for shirts without tags and soft, stretchy pants. Hang matching shirts and pants on the same hanger to make choosing the day’s outfit easy.