Back-to-school tips for special needs students really apply to every child
NEW LONDON -- On Tuesday morning, Mike Shimek will get up, get dressed and get on the bus to head off for third grade.
He'll have chosen his clothes the night before, and his lunch will be packed and ready to go.
"There's a lot of what we do that's very similar to other families," said his mother, Julie Jurgens-Shimek.
But for Mike, an 8-year-old with autism, getting into the routine might be more difficult, and it will take a lot more planning.
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