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My Son Has Been Kicked Out Of Daycare For Being Autistic

My Son Has Been Kicked Out Of Daycare For Being Autistic

Hi everyone
My son has been going to the same daycare for the past year, and his behavior has been excellent. He’s a sweet boy, no fighting or bitting, no issues at all. He’s been seen by therapists 2-3 per week to work on speech, behavior and occupational therapy. Last month he was diagnosed with autism and we informed the daycare as we were recommended by the specialist. Today, they told me that instead of the end of the school year (May 2022) we need to find a new daycare by the end of this… read more

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Hello and welcome to MAT- Do you have any recorded messages of them telling you your son can't go there because of his diagnosis ? No, they can't it's discrimination. I hope you recorded your conversation with them.

posted 6 months ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

No experience but I just started the journey of trying to find a 3yr old preschool for my son. Many places were more daycare oriented than school at that age. Most places I called refused to accept any kids with special needs because they weren’t equipped to work with them. (Teachers did not have special Ed degrees etc.) Maybe it’s similar with your daycare?

posted 6 months ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Unfortunately, if it’s a private school they can. All they need to say is that they are not well equipped to provide appropriate care for him. Happened to my son too.

posted 4 months ago
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