Special education in public school for toddler
I have 2 sons on the autism spectrum, Anthony is 7 and has pdd-nos. He is doing wonderfully in school, 1st grade, but he had a rough start and we ended up having him repeat kidergarten. He was late to being diagnosed and never attended preschool. My youngest son, Aiden, has autism. He is 2 1/2 and is nonverbal. He is currently in a program to help kids with developmental delays, but those services end when he turns 3 in June. Our local school district offers a free preschool for children with developmental delays (3 and 4 year olds). There are supposed to be speech pathologists, physical and occupational therapists as well as special education teachers who work in the classroom with the children. Has anyone had a child in a program like this at a public school before kindergarten? I am so nervous about sending my youngest son. I am terrified with him being nonverbal. He also has never been away from my husband and or my parents and it scares me. Please share your exerience if any of your children have been in a program like this.