[Source: Chicago Tribune]
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.”