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HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT PLACEMENT WITH OTHER DISABLITIES IN THE CLASS OTHER THAN AUTISM, SUCH AS FEEDING TUBES,DOWESYSDROME ECT. WILL IT HELP A CHILD WITH AUTISM GROP OR HOLD HIM BACK? MY SON IS IN A SH CLASS BECAUSE OF BEHAVIOR BUT THE OTHER CHILDREN ARE SO SEVERE IM NOT SURE HES GETTING WHAT HE NEEDS??? ANY ADVICE WOULD HELP THANKS

AUTISM/SH PUBLIC SCHOOL CLASSROOM AND OTHER DISABLITIES

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ITALIANSWEETY33

Asked by ITALIANSWEETY33 at 11:49 PM on Jul. 3, 2008 in About CafeMom

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  • Ask for a placement in a higher functioning classroom if you have concerns that he is not being challenged enough. This is a legitamite concern and any teacher should be open to discussing it with you.
    MommasCooCoo

    Answer by MommasCooCoo at 11:54 PM on Jul. 3, 2008

  • If it doesn't feel right than it probably isn't...if you feel that he is not getting challenged than you need to let someone know...you know your child best...they will probably be able to come up with something...they might kick and scream but in the long run it should work out...good luck!!
    teddybear112881

    Answer by teddybear112881 at 12:26 AM on Jul. 4, 2008

  • I'm and ESE teacher who teaches and inclusion class of third graders.
    I think it's very important to expose him to as much on grade level content as he can handle. Chances are in the self contained class the teacher isn't able to focuse on that. On the other hand, the student teacher ratio in a regular class will be much higher than in the other class so the teacher may not be able to give your son as much attention.
    I would aks if there is regular class with a teacher who has experience with autistic students. If you find a teacher who has the right managment style it would make a HUGE difference.

    You have a say in his IEP and placment so ask for a meeting. Keep in mind that IEP are fluid, you can always change it.
    Have you aksed his teacher his or her opinion?
    MAUREEN55

    Answer by MAUREEN55 at 6:56 AM on Jul. 4, 2008

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