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Should a child with autism be suspended from public school for behavior?

Answer

Wiki User
12/24/2009

If a child has a diagnosis and an IEP in place (this answer pertains to U.S. law only) the IDEA law explicitly forbids the district from taking administrative action, when the behavior is a symptom of the child's diagnosis. If this is happening or policy is in question a parent can assert a child's Stay Put Right, which would mean the school is legally obligated to have the child remain in the class room until a mediator determines the appropriate course of action. (disclaimer: I do not practice law and this should not be taken as legal advice.)