Eighteen-year-old Jake Course's life has been built around routines and familiarity.
Every day, it's toasted cheese sandwiches and raisin toast. The Wiggles and Thomas the Tank Engine. Tinkering with his dad's hot rod cars, building with Lego, and attending the Sunshine Special Developmental School in Melbourne's west.
This month, he will complete Year 12, and the school bus which has been picking him up and dropping him home for the last 13 years will come no more.
His mother Melissa Boyd has been dreading that day.