School starts Sept. 1st here, the first time in ages it has started before Labor Day. I'm freaked out that my Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) son will be a high school sophomore, but not nervous about it--he's been at the school forever and does well. daughter is starting a brand new school. She is going from a class of 34 seventh graders in all to about 200 eighth graders (a guess). She is uber-excited because of the great sports programs and the larger amount of kids (she knows many). I'm nervous because she is Learning Disability (LD), it's a bigger school, and I hope she can keep up with the work. Although she's a good athlete and socially astute, she really struggles in academics, and I don't know that a larger school will be able to work so closely with her. On the other hand, there are more academic options there. Also, although my daughter has shown no interest in them, there is a bad element at this school. So I'm both glad they're going to stop saying "I'm bored" and apprehensive. Your thoughts on your kids? When is their first day?