First impressions count - a lot! And first-day nerves can make everything seem harder. For ALL kids starting at a new school, it’s important to seem ‘cool’ and together when making those first attempts to connect with the people you’re about to spend your days with.
Most of the kids will be feeling nervous, and only a few will be good at hiding it. Anything to help get through the first ten minutes, the first hour, and the first day will make the following days much easier. And the quicker you can make a friend or two, the better.
My latest article summarises the advice I've been sharing with my son about conversation starters, identifying your Go-To, and setting social goals - I hope you will find it useful with your own Aspie.