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Has Anyone Opted Out Of A Year Of School For Fulltime Therapy?

Has Anyone Opted Out Of A Year Of School For Fulltime Therapy?

New school year starts next week , and we decided not to enroll our son in kindergarten so he can continue recieving 35-40 hrs of ABA therapy a week. He has attended pre-k from age 3-5 ( he has a late bday ) so he gets the idea of school and will continue to be in a learning environment with other children with the ABA agency.

So my question is , has anyone stopped formal schooling to focus on your child’s therapy. How did it go? And if you guys reenrolled the following year , was your child… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

That sounds like a reasonable trade, considering both are pretty unbearable when done at same time. But you will have to register with the department of education in your state as a homeschool for the year. Also, if he's already been assessed through the school system, just tell them your taking a break or else you'll have to do his assessment all over again. Blessings & wisdom to you!

posted about 2 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

What’s your end goal from therapy? Do they teach grade level academics in therapy?

posted about 2 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

We have enrolled in EI an additional year, however, we almost went to due process, but ended up on a settlement after several cases in our area were being dragged out in appeals, and several children were not receiving adequate services, and when they were, the providers were ignorant, and unexperienced in their field that they could not support our child--as in COMPLETELY useless and inappropriate. We had a SLP. who refused to use ASL (how our son communicates) with him. She further would place demands on him, and allow him to just get up and walk away without any gesture, or reciprocity to either refuse the demand or respond. Essentially, she was teaching him--you dont have to give me your attention, you can ignore me, and anything I do and nothing will happen. We believe in a VB approach, so when you allow children to ignore you--you create and embed sincere negative behaviors that require overcorrection to change.
I would love for us to be able to find a school, but so far nothing. I just have no clue what we are going to do...we are in PA

posted 3 months ago
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