We did it. We survived the first week of school. There are some bad rumors circulating about Emm's school because it is located in the core area of our city. I am now it's biggest fan. I can't say enough good things about his teachers and support people.
His teacher and he have bonded. We had one bad day this week where Emmett had an accident in his pants, but they handled it quickly and as far as I can tell, discreetly. I talked to his resource teacher afterward because she phoned me to follow up. The way she was talking reassured me that we are all on the same page with regards to our expectations of Emmett. No one thought Emmett needed to be banished to diapers because of one slip up. The principal even realized that it would cause a regression if we did that because he is the father of small children himself. I feel like I am part of a team. The staff seem really motivated to help Emmett. I spoke to his Speech Language Pathologist today (SLP) and gave her his history. She described the curriculum she will follow and told me how she is going to train the TA to help. The school has decided to add a monthly visit to the Occupational Therapist to his regime as well, on the advice of our neurologist. There is a notebook in Emmett's backpack that gets sent home every day where the teacher or TA scribbles a little line or two about his day to keep me informed.
Emmett has made a friend.
So far, so good!