Stephanie: My son is 6 and in kindergarten (autism only classroom). His developmental pediatrician is adamant that he attend a specialized therapeutic program that runs from 1-5 each day (these are therapies not offered at the school, and are 1:1 intensive therapies). I was told today that if my son was going to be doing that then he couldn’t attend public school because public school lets out at 2:30pm (and I would need to pick my son up at 12:30pm). It may be possible to start the intensive at 1:30 but I’d still need to pick him up at 1pm. Is it true that if I put him in the Dr-recommended intensive program that he won’t be allowed to attend public school? He needs both and the Dr. is adamant (and rightly so) that he needs both the social/academic school program and the 1:1 intensive if he’s going to make real progress over the next couple of years. Thank you for your help!