Both my son and daughter have been diagnosed, but have very different symptoms. As far as school goes, for us, my son is in mainstream first grade. He has B/L hearing aides so he goes in every morning for about 5 minutes and gets his equipment checked, but overall he is doing very well in a mainstream classroom. He was very delayed his first 5 years of life, but he is making really good strides right now. My daughter is in third grade, and also has B/L hearing aides. She spends the first half of the day in a hearing impaired classroom for language arts, and is in a mainstream classroom the second half of the day. We did some academic testing outside of the school this past summer and she is roughtly 1 to 2 years behind depending what was tested. My daughter had a lot of sensory issues which she is slowly outgrowing which has been good. Her biggest issue by far is her attention span and memory issues. I think we are lucky because the fact that she has hearing issues allows her to have a parapro in the mainstream classroom at all times. So far third grade has gone very well, she is considered special ed, but things are going well. This has been the year the teasing has kicked in - weight issues, hands and feet looking different....she is also social "different." She doesn't "get things" really well like friendships and girly stuff, and believe me girls can be really mean. This is just our experence, and I know everyone is different, and I think every child with AHO can be different. We stay in really good contact with our kids teachers, and spend lots of time with kids and their homework. The other thing is that my daughter is very artistic, and we try to use that to help her learn other things. I hope this helps!