Discussing a child's special needs with teachers before the school year starts - do you or don't you? Please visit our Facebook page's Discussions tab to weigh in and help a real-life Mom decide!

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One of "my Moms" (a Mom of a kiddo I work with) and I have been discussing her apprehensions about her son starting Kindergarten in a few short weeks. She is excited and proud to have gotten to this point, but is also fearful and anxious about how to communicate about his special needs to his teachers. For example, is it best to talk to his teacher ahead of time about his special needs, or will this set up lowered expectations right away? Will he be treated differently? Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

Does anyone have any thoughts? Any parents who have faced this or are facing this for any grade level?

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