What do you do to get the school to respond when a child is diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome and ADD but the school will only accept the ADD and is ignoring the Asperger's Syndrome?
You insist that the school perform an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) for your child, at which you present the documentation from the diagnosing facility about your child'…s Asperger's Syndrome. You are within your rights to insist that they include the AS in the IEP, along with accomodations for your child's needs. If they refuse, you are within your rights to insist that they state within the IEP that they decline to serve your child's needs as regards his or her Asperger's Syndrom and their reasoning for it. Whether or not they document it, you should bring a tape recorder to the IEP and record the entire session. You can always sue them under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for not accomodating your child's needs. (MORE)