My son starts college in two weeks. He’s still very apprehensive about it. There is a lot of change taking place. He is going to be far removed from his comfort zone. We have everything in place for him.
*His support services are established.
*He has met with all of the people who are providing support services.
*He has Vocational Rehab plans in place through two different agencies.
*He has an Academic Plan in place with the college.
*He has his accommodations letters in hand.
*He is picking up his assistive technology next week.
*He has registered for classes.
*He has paid tuition.
*He has purchased his books.
The other day he checked his college email, and there it was - the syllabus for English Composition. That freaked him out.
There is nothing in that class that he can’t do. There are things he will do differently (accommodations). He emailed the professor with his accommodations letter attached and explained what he was going to need to do differently based upon her class requirements. We told him he is being proactive which is a good thing.
I had to explain to him that everyone in his class is going to be a little bit scared. I told him to look around that first day and realize that every student in there will have some anxiety about being in a college course. It’s not just him. He’s not alone, and he will be okay.
I will be on the couch with chocolate which I may or may not share with my son.