For parents: The article “When Kids With Special Needs Change Schools” provides some tips for children transitioning from elementary to high school or for children changing schools.
Changing schools is the normal progression throughout school. With the transition often comes nervousness and legitimate concerns about the new school setting. Parents, teachers, and caregivers of kids and teens with special needs can use several strategies to ease the feeling of concern.
There is also a great article on “Self Advocacy and Special Needs” that discusses how to help children with special needs understand what assistance they need, and how to express it.