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Principal Goes Extra Mile For Student With Special Needs

June 11, 2019

By: Heidi Stevens

Source: Disability Scoop

Thursday was the last day of school at Beye Elementary, and 6-year-old Matias Best didn’t want to go.

Matias is on the autism spectrum, and transitions can be a challenge. Transitioning from the school year to summer break felt a little daunting that day, and so, he declared, he would not be going.

“I knew it was going to be a tough morning for him when I had to get him out of bed at 7, and he said, ‘I am not going to school. It’s the last day, and I am not going. Period,’” his mom, Laura Best, said. “He talks like a little adult when he wants to make a point.”

She and her husband, Neil, carried on, getting their other son ready for school and out the door. She walked Matias’ twin brother, Evan, to school and noticed one of Matias’ teachers on the playground. The teacher asked about Matias, and Best explained that he was still at home with his dad, struggling to leave for school that morning.

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