Friday, August 12, 2011

Unique First-Day Pressures for Special Needs Students

O'FALLON, Ill. -- Like many of the incoming sixth-graders at Edward A. Fulton Junior High in O'Fallon, Nate Shaw has a lot of changes in front of him. He'll be in a new building, with new classes, teachers and students.

Unlike many of those students, however, Nate has Down syndrome, a genetic condition that affects the way he learns. Nate loves school, so he's ready for the change of pace. His mom, on the other hand, is a little apprehensive.

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