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I want to know have any other parent had this happen to their special need child. I have four kids ( 16 down syndrome, 14 autism, 8 Williams syndrome 5 down syndrome) my baby ( the 5 year old) started kindergarten this year and I need to really let this out. when i went to register my son for school i couldn't bring him with me he was away with my husband and the other kids. so i had all of his paper works of whats required ect, the only thing i did not mention about my son DS. one the first day of school when i took my son to his class, his teacher looked at my son with shock. i left but later that day the principle called me to come in the next day to talk about my son. I came and the meeting with people jumping down my throat of why i didn't speak up about the down syndrome. and that my child would need a evolution to see were he is at. but then i mad them bring my son down, and i showed them something that shocked them, i called my husband and my son spoke Spanish to him, very well. i told my son to sign in American sign language " I want to be treated fairly" and he did. I got my son to read out loud form a 2nd grade book and had him write. after he was taking back to his class. I ask them do they really think he needs the evolution to put him and a self contain class. the principle and everyone else in that meeting was so amaze at my son, and asked for a evolution to see can he be placed in second grade next year in not first. I agree in next school year he will be in second grade. I GUESS MY QUESTION IS do parents normally have to let school know about their child DS?

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firef...
Nov. 18, 2010 at 12:21 AM

i'm so proud of all of my kids

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MONIQ...
Nov. 18, 2010 at 12:32 AM I probably would of done the same thing you did.

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MONIQ...
Nov. 18, 2010 at 5:31 AM

To add I think you only need to tell them, if your child is getting serivces at school.

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firef...
Nov. 18, 2010 at 11:11 AM thank you monique ij but i think i should make this into a question.

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danci...
Nov. 18, 2010 at 12:33 PM

My daughter is fully functional.  SHe reads 2 grades abouve level and has for years.  She will not be skipping any grades.  SHe needs to be with kids her own age.  Her school has many many kids that are above average. 

When the school is fll informed, they can give your child wonderful attention and care.

I worked in a preschool/childcare facility.  Know a childs history, bac ground, health needs, and social needs was a must for a GOOD DAY to be possible.

Give the school a break, they are not judging you.

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Sherr...
Nov. 19, 2010 at 12:57 PM I'm sure the school just wants to make sure they are able to provide what your child needs whatever that may be. It is difficult for them to know without an evaluation. Now for them to "jump down your throat is not right". I forgot to tell a teacher one year that my son has ADHD. Part way through the school year he forgot to take his mess one day. She was very concerned about him and took him in the hall to question him about what was on his mind and is something bothering him or upsetting him. Had she already known he was on medication the answer would have been more obvious and wouldn't have caused so much concern.

It sounds like your son is doing really well.

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Sherr...
Nov. 19, 2010 at 1:00 PM I hate how the iPod changes words it thinks u misspelled. Sorry if my comment sounds confusing.

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