The staff listened carefully to the needs of our daughter. The program was built on her needs and strengths. We shared academic, social and emotional strengths and weaknesses. My suggestion is that you are completely honest about your child's strengths and weaknesses. Share stories about the successes and failures at their previous schools. The more honest you are, the better the programming and support your child will receive. Trust the administration. Allow your child to test it out for a day and see how it feels. Allow them to talk privately with staff to gain trust and comfort. You will be pleasantly welcomed and respected by everyone at Avro and so will your child. This part of the process was such a relief after other schools trying to make our daughter fit into their mould.