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School Placement

School Placement

I am new hear and I was wondering if anyone has had the problem of a school placing their child in a school 1 hour from their home when their is 2 schools that I know of that can handle and work with my son? he was placed in a school that is 5 minutes from my house at first then after 2 years was transfored to a school that was 20 minutes away for 2 years and now he is placed in a school that is 1 hour away, but both of the other schools are set up for his type of care and I am told that I have… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Yes,Michelle is very correct,they will keep pushing your buttons, if they think you don't know. I would get it in his IEP,riding the bus for 1 hour VS 5 minutes is a huge difference for these kids. Why get there stress levels up for an hour before they get to school. Plus,you really need to be aware of what goes on,on the buses(bullies) name calling.,etc.

posted about 7 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Thank You to everyone who posted, it is nice to know that I'm not talking to me self about this. To Michelle my son is doing really well this year much better then he has been doing the last few years he enjoys going most days, he is only on the bus for 1 hour that is not just because of distance but also because he is the second pickup of the morning and second to last for the dropoff. I do wish that he was closer but I have to have a meeting with his IEP teachers and since the person from my school district can not make it so I will keep him whear he is for this year. But I am still looking to get him closer for next year. Thank You again everyone.

posted almost 7 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

I'm so sorry to hear this. The school can't place him anywhere w/o your approval. They are counting on your ignorance, I believe. You can easily ask for an administrative review of the decision. Or you could send a note that says you need more information explaining the decision and that you withdraw your assent. You can talk to the dept of education help team if your state has one, and ask them for help. Ours in Ohio are called state support teams. Finally, you can file a complaint easily with the dept of Ed saying that you disagree with the placement and the district is not responding.
Hope this helps. How is your son doing?
The school must justify to your satisfaction their decisions or face complaints! Oh, and due process--that's another route when all else fails.

posted about 7 years ago
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