Hi everybody, I am new here and just thought my first post should be on something that I really am stressing.
Without making this a long post I'll get down to the niddy griddy of it all.
My son, 11 suffers from ADHD,ODD and mild Dyslexia. He has a very wishy washy social level. He can make friends but sometimes he will alienate himself by blaming others for why he didn't do or did do something. He has a few choice friends that he does go out of his way to make sure they stay his friends. These are the kids that share a lot of his struggles. He is and has been in ESE in a full time ESE class setting so he never goes to other classes that aren't in the ESE setting (i.e. mainstreaming).
I just had a meeting with the school about him going into Middle School this coming year. Though this is very exciting I am very concerned with how he will transition through this, a major step in his life. They say that he will be in "regular" classrooms with other 6th graders that some would have been in ESE in 5th grade and the others would have been in non ESE classes. Everybody is together now. He just gets some help while he's in the classrooms.
So all in all I'm mostly wondering what can I do to help him transition and if anybody else has a situation similar to mine please tell me how you dealt with it to make it easier on them?
As always if there is any questions, cuz I'm sure I forgot details, please ask them.