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I am the mother of two special needs children and have had very different experiences with each child; with one child I have had acceptance while the other child seems to be constantly facing an uphill battle.
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pope, 2009-09-17 21:24:18
pope
My son has been mainstreamed for two years now; we have had both good and bad experiences. We have a constant fight over homework. I have tried to make it an easier transition for him and the teacher every year by keeping a notebook about his previous school experiences by having the teacher from each year write a letter for the next teacher about their experience with him; we also include all of his IEP information and we have videos about his condition that we include, we also include doctor notes. We give the notebook to his new teacher at orientation and encourage them to keep it as long as they need it. We find that this helps to alleviate most problems with class work and disruption that many teachers find to be problems when they know what to watch for and expect. I hope this is helpful.
 
mattnlucy, 2009-08-31 21:36:52
mattnlucy
Hi Pope- I have a special needs 2nd grader that is being mainstreamed this school year. I am both nervous and excited for him. Does anyone have any experience with this?
 
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