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Is the school aware of his diagnosis? If so, he should be accommodated in a way that he can succeed in the honors classes. The teacher’s note says to me that they’re not aware or that they don’t understand the impact. When he said he’s stressed, she heard it as she hears it from many students during this time of year.
I would also have some discussions with your son on more effective ways to advocate for himself. It’s super awesome that he took the initiative to reach out to the teacher to advocate for himself. Truly. Now, he needs some help making those more effective conversations. He should state why he has the problem or needs help (disability), and what he thinks will help him/what he needs.
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