Hi All! I'm still new here and am so glad to have found a place where I get great advice without judgement or blame. Thank you for that! My son is 5 years old and just started Kindergarten. I need some advice as to how to proceed with some concerns. A little background about him -- He was born with a congenital heart defect and had his first surgery at 5 weeks old. We adopted him at a week old and sat by his bedside 24/7 through his surgery and recovery. Brought him home at 7 weeks old. Had his 2nd heart surgery at 2 years old and will continue with surgeries throughout his life. At 2 years old, he was diagnosed with Asperger's and we enrolled him in a wonderful Special Education preschool at the age of 3 that he attended for the next two years. He loved it there and the teachers were incredible. Over the time in the preschool, his spectrum disorder behaviors lessened drastically. When it was time to transition over to Kindergarten, we were advised not to tell the Elementary school about his diagnosis of Asperger's because they believed that "it is not an issue anymore". We were told to just have him in a regular classroom without an IEP in place and that he would do great. Well, they were wrong! We are only a month into the school year and difficult child is already acting out. He fights me on going to school every morning (LOVED going to preschool), has started showing extreme aggressive tendencies towards his siblings, threatens to run away and becomes enraged at the drop of a hat. When questioned about school, he says that he hates it and that the kids are rude to him. He won't go into any more detail than that. Tomorrow is Parent Teacher conference and I sure would appreciate some advice here. I know that it was a huge change going from a class of 8 kids to a class of 31, but I feel like this is the beginning of things to come and want to try to turn it around now. Should I put him in a Special Education class? His birth father is Schizophrenic, and I worry that the aggressiveness could be a warning sign, as he has always been super sweet and always kind to others until now. Thoughts? Advice? All would be appreciated!