Forcing a Child to Change Schools?

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Registered: 10-08-2004
Forcing a Child to Change Schools?
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Sun, 04-10-2011 - 8:45pm

This is not about me, it is one of my Brother In Laws cousins.

Her DD is in Pre-K this year, will be in K next year at their local Elem. School.

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Registered: 10-23-2000
Mon, 04-11-2011 - 5:33pm
I think your friend and the schools need some defintions here. What's "mild" to someone who specializes in autism can be "profound" to a regular classroom teacher. They also need to define "social." The child you are describing could range from a little annoying (totally managable in a standard K classroom) to very disruptive.

Usually I stand with parents on matters of this type, but I do think there needs to be communication involved. Is the school trying to tell her that her child is worse off than she thinks? If so, they need to show documentation-- here is what normal children do, this is what your child does.
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Registered: 10-08-2004
Tue, 04-12-2011 - 8:29am
I agree. I'm going to pass your thoughts on to her. I don't feel like there are clear definitions at all now that you bring it up. I guess I just didn't think about that.

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