Principal Goes Extra Mile For Student With Special Needs

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[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.”

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