I had the meeting this morning, and it went really well. Not only did they listen but also made TONS of suggestions to accomodate V's needs. They were focused on ALL aspects of his well being, not just academics. And not once was it brought up that he does not qualify for Special Education. Actually it was brought up but NOT used as an excuse to do nothing. The principal even said that Ms. A (Special Education teacher) could take V in her group in a "non-official way". She said that if it were to be best for V, than that's what they will do. The principal respected my wishes to have Ms. R as V's K teacher. Which is really good as I have an established relationship with her and, I think, is a great teacher. Right in front of me she changed the lunch schedule so that V's class will go to the cafeteria first without any other class in the hope to keep the overstimulation to a minimum. We discussed the use of visual strategies. The teacher will have a visual schedule on the wall and make one for V that he can keep on his desk, something that he can check once the task is done. They will dig out some head set and see if it helps him when he becomes overstimulated, they will also use his weighted ves as needed. They talked about giving him 2 spots in the classroom: one with his group (they are gathered in group of 5 kids) and an individual desk to use when he needs some alone time. I was glad that they actually offered practical suggestions, not just smile and nod. I believe it is an excellent sign. At one point, Aspergers/Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) was mentioned and I explained that he was on the waiting list of the XX program. The principal knew about it and took it VERY seriously that the xx program wanted to persue a full and final evaluation (after review of his file and a 1 hour interview with V and I). I want to believe that V will be in good hands in this school. They said that the communication between us will be daily and that we will all work together. It does not mean things will be easy and all rosy, but I feel the school will do its best to help V grow. K-camp starts tomorrow and Mr. R will have him the first day. But she also said that she will keep him the whole 3 days if she feels it would do more harm than good for V to change teacher the 2nd and then 3rd day. V is excited about K camp. I can't wait to see how he does!