My son has ADHD and Asperger's syndrome. On Friday, when my husband went to pick him up from after school care, the director told him that our son can not come back because he is being kicked out. When my husband asked her why, she told him because he would not listen. He asked her to explain and she told him that our son refused to look at the teachers when they talked to him. Um, yeah, most autistic children don't look at people in the eyes. Can they legally kick him out? I really don't know what to do. Both my husband and I have to work. Even with insurance we have a lot of medical bills and there are not many options for after school care in our area. I need some advice. (please no work at home ads)Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 12:09 AM on Dec. 20, 2009 in Money & Work
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Answer by noni440 at 8:20 AM on Dec. 20, 2009
I hate to tell you this, but in my area the after school programs aren't run by the district or the school so they don't have to allow children to participate. I feel for you, but I can also see the perspective of the director. They have huge groups of kids and no assistance to help with them. The rules of his IEP do not apply after the school day, so there is no way to get extra help for the day care provider. Depending on your son, it might not even be a safe environment for him.
If the main reason is really because he won't make eye contact maybe you could get a guidance counselor or other school personnel to talk to the direct about Aspergers and explain he's not being disrespectful. However, if he's not listening it could very well be a safety issue.
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