Second grade, and school in general, is different for Ethan than many students. School for him isn't academic in the traditional sense, but he is learning nevertheless. Goals for this year include maintaining skills he has already learned and building upon them to increase communication, mobility, play, and social skills.
Ethan attends a regular neighborhood school, although it isn't actually our neighborhood school, that also serves as a special education hub, not only for our school district but also for multiple surrounding districts. The regular education students at Ethan's school have a lot of exposure to students with disabilities, but this isn't true for all children. If you are the parent, have you talked to your child about disabilities? If not, please do. You might want to check out this article for some hints: "As the School Year Begins Please Talk to Your Kids about Disabilities."