Kassie: My son with ASD will be starting kindergarden next fall, he is currently in his second year of a great early intervention program but will age out after this year. The public school that we are in district for has an undesirable sped department and has nothing to offer my son at this point. He is on the more severe side of the spectrum and I really am wanting him to attend a local private school that is just for kids on the spectrum and related disabilities. The school has a costly tuition though and 80% of the kids that attend have their tuition paid for by their district, but in order to do so I’ve been told I need to know my rights and the “right words” to say in order for my district to agree to pay for him to go there. I have searched through this page for quite sometime looking for tips but have yet to find the “right words”. Please help!