Fashion Disaster Day At School: How would your child with #Autism handle this?

I’m sometimes a little confused by some of the things that are offered by my kids school.

My kids go to a school for kids with Autism and I absolutely love the school. The staff is amazing and are so good with the kids.


Today is an example of why I do sometimes question a few things because I don’t always know if they totally get the parenting side of raising kids with Autism.

Today is the 4th day of spirit week at school and the boys are supposed to come to school as a walking fashion disaster.

Fashion disaster means wearing crazy or mismatched clothes.

Sounds fun but when you have a child that is a perfectionist in all that they do and wear, the idea of doing something like this is seriously crazy to them.

Emmett wanted so badly to participate but backed out of every idea we had because it didn’t match.  lol

Not all the kids at the school would have an issue doing this and it’s a great idea to challenge them to step outside their comfort zone.

Emmett finally settled on wearing mismatched socks because to him that absolutely crazy. He even wore his shirt inside out.

I’m really proud of him because while he’s having fun, it’s not easy for him to purposely mismatch his socks.  ☺

How would your child handle something like this?

Rob Gorski

Full time, work from home single Dad to my 3 amazing boys. Oh...and creator fo this blog. :-)
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We took “fashion disaster” to mean either mismatched like you got dressed in the dark or just painfully unfashionable. One can find dated clothing that matches and then ” do it wrong” like someone who is clueless about fashion


My son also wants everything to match and be in its place. Tomorrow is fashion disaster day and he seems to be looking forward to dressing crazy. He wants to wear his Silly Socks again.