what do you think? my difficult child is not doing well in traditional school. he is only in SK so he starts grade one next year but in the last two years he has only just started to grasp how to write his name and count. he does not sit in class and won't participate in classroom activities other than to disrupt them. basically, even with an ea and an iep he is not really advancing and i don't think he'll be able to handle the next grades because of not being willing/able to sit in the class environment other than for fun things. i am thinking of putting him into a Special Education school. the school takes kids anywhere from adhd to severly disabled children. they sort them pretty much by needs and they each work at their pace. there is one adult for every three children in the classroom and on top of that the school has therapists available pretty much everyday, they have sensory rooms and specialized programs for each child with things like play therapy and they have all kinds of different sensory tools i can not afford. i think this school is a great idea and may be the answer to alot of our problems where difficult child tends to become very violent and his current teacher/ea have stated that they are afraid of him and afraid for the safety of himself and his classmates. i have yet to visit this school but have heard mixed reviews. i know places like this have been shut down left right and center with society pushing to mainstream kids no matter what proclaiming it to be a good thing. i have spoken to only 2 people who have their kids there and they both think it's a great school. they also take precautions with things like transportation. every adult in the school takes the bus and is on the bus when they start picking up the kids. this is good as difficult child has a hard time with the bus as well. i am just looking for opinions. is any one other than me all for having 'special' schools? not to segregate the children but to give them extras the normal schools don't have readily available. does anyone have their kid in one of these schools?