Discrimination: WHEN SPECIAL ED STUDENTS DON’T HAVE ELECTIVE OPTIONS

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Monica:  My son in a 7th grade autistic child. Today the special ed coordinator called me to tell me that my son would not be allowed to take the elective that he requested due to a conflict in his schedule. I was given two alternatives: 1) take him out of co teach for his science class or 2) pick a different elective. Neither alternatives are acceptable to me because I feel that he is being discriminated against because he would be able to take the class if he did not require special education. The school takes the position that the schedule conflicts with the special education schedule so he cannot take the class. I think that everyone, including special education children, should have access to all electives. Is this discrimination? Principal and district special education director have not returned my phone calls nor emails. Suggestions?

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I suggest contacting your state parent training & information center. They will be familiar with your state rules & procedures on this issue, in addition to the federal rules. http://www.parentcenterhub.org/find-your-center/

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