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pre school

Posted by on Feb. 25, 2013 at 9:12 PM
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Did you do pre school or home preschool?

Are they allowed to start preschool if they cant speak yet or follow simple instructions


Im torn between wether or not to send her. I think she would benefit from being socialized but i just fear it will go horribly wrong.

Shes not good with meeting new people. We tried putting her in the church daycare and she screamed on the other side of the door the entire hour
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LivinDeadGurl
by on Feb. 25, 2013 at 9:12 PM

Mine went to preschool, but was in a special needs program.

Rosebud27aj
by Amanda on Feb. 25, 2013 at 9:14 PM

My ds will be going to preschool in a couple months. He's gonna be a special needs class. He also has bad separation anxiety...

Bobsie
by Bronze Member on Feb. 25, 2013 at 9:14 PM
Special needs preschool would be my suggestion.
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CreziaMommyTo2
by on Feb. 25, 2013 at 9:15 PM

DS started a special ed pre-school at 2 years old...

he is now in regular elementary school, in a self-contained class, and is mainstreamed 2 hours a day, and lunch/assemblies/recess are with NT children

he will be 6 in August and will be going to a special ed camp

blessedhappymom
by on Feb. 25, 2013 at 9:16 PM
My son was in a normal preschool before we had an indication something was wrong. It was horrible!! The staff were not properly trained. I took him out and homeschooled him. Tht was 3 years ago. To this day he still gets nervous when we pass by that place.

He will be starting an ABA based school on Monday. I'm so excited and the people there are amazing!
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dawncs
by Dawn on Feb. 25, 2013 at 9:29 PM

There are many levels to schooling in Special Education (http://www.wrightslaw.com/) to match the variety of different students that receive services. It does not matter if a student is potty trained in the Special Education classroom. It does not matter if they are verbal or not (http://www.autismspeaks.org/). They will work to find a way to give them a voice whether through the PECs system or sign language. You can read about it more at: http://www.easterseals.org/, http://www.thearc.org/, and http://www.autism-society.org/.

EthansMomma2010
by on Feb. 25, 2013 at 9:39 PM

 hey peaches. how did I not know your daughter was autistic? anyway, I would say special ed preschool. i don't think she will do well in a regular preschool, but i do think eventually learning to separate is a good idea.

peaches_04
by on Feb. 25, 2013 at 9:55 PM
Where still waiting on an official diagnosis so i dont post it too much

Quoting EthansMomma2010:

 hey peaches. how did I not know your daughter was autistic? anyway, I would say special ed preschool. i don't think she will do well in a regular preschool, but i do think eventually learning to separate is a good idea.

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EthansMomma2010
by on Feb. 26, 2013 at 12:25 AM

 oh i see. we are just starting the evaluation process. good luck

Quoting peaches_04:

Where still waiting on an official diagnosis so i dont post it too much

Quoting EthansMomma2010:

 hey peaches. how did I not know your daughter was autistic? anyway, I would say special ed preschool. i don't think she will do well in a regular preschool, but i do think eventually learning to separate is a good idea.

 

03071012
by Bronze Member on Feb. 26, 2013 at 1:45 AM
My daughter will be home schooled like her sisters. But the school didn't give me much of a choice though.
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