Quoting ::Nikki:::" I wouldn't have any issues with my 2 1/2 year old being in a play group with mentally challenged children--honestly, ... [snip!] ... inclined to trust their opinions. He's not speaking at all? Because that does seem like something that should be addressed."
Well I want my child around a group of children who interacts with other children socially. Its not the fact that they are mentally/physically challenged, its the fact they told me that the children might not speak so what is the point.
My son is speaking but not in two word sentences as much as they want him to.
He will say things like granddaddy, happy, ow-ie, drink, eat, cup, dirty, stop, leave me alone, being mean, airplane, belly button, nose, eyes, hi, bye, baby, etc, he just doesn't say them often. He sticks to 5 words daily.