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Sarah:  Is it required by law that the school re evaluate my children who have been diagnosed with autism in order for them to receive an autism based IEP in the state of Georgia?

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11/30/2018 11:48 am

what if my son is testing for autism and has behavioral and the school does not have resources for him. also they have a van that picks him up and he doesn’t want to go so fights to get on. and they telling me that if hes not on in 3 minuets they will suspend him and give him 3 days of OSS

11/30/2018 2:46 pm
Reply to  timmy

It is the school’s responsibility to find the resources to provide him the services he needs. Your state parent training and information center should be able to assist you.

12/03/2018 9:30 am
Reply to  timmy

timmy – Every time I hear about suspensions I ask about FBA’s (Functional Behavior Assessments) and then follow up with asking if the threatened suspension is covered as part of his/her Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP).

If you son has autism he should have an IEP. I hope this is the case. If not, request an evaluation and get him an IEP – address his behaviors in the IEP.

I am so tired of schools using suspensions and other aversives to control behaviors!!! …although suspensions, in some cases, are creating the behavior, especially when the child gets to stay home to play Minecraft all day.

11/14/2016 6:13 pm

IDEA rules allow schools to do a review of existing evaluation data in place of a reevaluation. The school’s position may be a local or state decision. Your state parent training and information project can tell you.