We had easy child's IEP this morning and I found out he is actually doing quite well. His case carrier/special resource teacher says he has really come out of his shell in the past two weeks. When he first started the new school he was super shy and timid. Almost completely non verbal. Now she's reporting that he has made several friends and his grades are good. His History teacher was in the IEP as well, and told me that he is getting a B in his class, works hard, and easy child actually approached him this morning before school and started a conversation with him. That is huge for easy child! Normally he doesn't talk to adults other than the ones he knows really really well, so for him to walk up to his teacher and start a conversation is a really big deal for him. His study skills teacher reports that he is well liked and is smiling, making jokes, and engaging other kids. She is proud of him as well. The only area he is struggling in right now is math, which is normally his best subject. easy child is gifted in math and was doing tenth grade math last year in the sixth grade and getting an A. This year he is in a common core math class and his teacher explained to me that it is taught in a whole different way than traditional math. Instead of using numbers and graphs, it is being taught in a way that relates math to real life situations. She says that she is not surprised that easy child, who is on the spectrum, is having a hard time grasping the new concept. His study skills teacher is taking time out after school to explain everything and break it down for him, and she anticipated that he will soon be caught up with his work in that class. Other than that, his grades are terrific. He just started a new social skills group with some other kids and his speech and language pathologist says he is doing well so far. I am really impressed with easy child. I know it's been super hard with him suddenly being yanked from his dad's, and a school he used to love, and being put in a whole different setting. It sounds like he is coming along just fine, and I'm proud of him. I am so relieved I have at least one kid who is easy going and adapts well. Nothing against difficult child, but it is nice to have at least one kid who doesn't stress me out as much!