Our son is 3, Dx with PDD. This year he is going to a regular preschool with his therapists pushing into the classroom. He is progressing but the school district is suggesting I look into integrated preshools for him. I have not been impressed by the ones I have interviewed so far.
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My son attends the East Irondequoit Early Childhood program located at Ivan Green primary school in East Irondequoit. It's a collaberation between BOCES and the EI school district. He's in an integrated classroom- half of the kids are special needs and the other half is kids in the East Irond. UPK program. This is his 2nd year and we are very pleased.
Agree with previous advice. General education is just that - serving the general population. The system tends to segregate children "for their own good". However, our children need to live and thrive with their peers. With the appropriate supports in place, general ed is best - always, always, always gear by your mommie-meter. It never fails.
If your not happy with it please follow your mind, and you may want to visit schools in your state that offers more to special needs just to see if they do have something you may feel he needs follow your gut no matter what and go to a parent meeting just to talk with other parents to get a better ideal..