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Autism and CPS?

A mother is being investigated by CPS because she pull her daughter out of the school. The daughter goes to an elementary public school for children with severe handicap. The mother decided to stop sending her daughter to school when the teacher started writing records of her daughter being aggressive towards others and putting the teachers and other students in danger.
Do you think the mother should be ordered to send the daughter back to school?
Do you believe CPS has a case?
Schools are not perfect. But we should not forget that schools have all the resources for students to get better.


Asked by Anonymous at 10:49 PM on Jun. 25, 2011 in Kids' Health

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Answers (10)
  • they do investigate people for taking kids who have special needs out of school all the time but if the mother can prove that she will be able to provide an education equal to or better in quality then she will not lose her child or be forced to put the child back in public schools.


    Answer by takes_a_village at 10:57 PM on Jun. 25, 2011

  • i don't think CPS can do anything if she's providing an education through home school.

    Answer by SherriPie at 11:26 PM on Jun. 25, 2011

  • Everyone has the choice rather to home school. As long as the mother is home schooling her child, CPS cannot do anything about it. If the mother isn't home schooling and not sending the child to school, the mom could end up in jail.

    Answer by marybeth927 at 11:00 PM on Jun. 25, 2011

  • Get local support, and legal help... here in CA we have http://www.hsc.org and many resources... find yours for your state/county!!!

    Answer by MommaClark3 at 12:56 AM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • I dont think cps can do anything. She was removing the child from a situation!

    Answer by DomsMama07 at 1:07 AM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • Really depends on the situation and the state regulations. Home school for a child with autism can be a challenge. Better to have dealt with the teacher and the school system to see what they could offer as an alternative if they felt the child was a danger.

    Answer by elasmimi at 7:53 AM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • If the mother is going to continue giving her child an education at home there isn't much CPs can do. Schools don't have all the answers or resources. Sometimes parents who get private help are much better off then those sending their child to school.

    Answer by KristinRox at 11:04 AM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • Not enough information given. If the mother can't provide a safe learning environment or is neglectful of her child's educational needs - then yes CPS can become involved. What we do not know: specific concerns the school has about the home environment and care giver response in past incidents at the school. It goes along way in supporting a history of neglect or a potensial for neglect/abuse. As well as what is missing is past history before the child was placed in her current environment. If she was behind before as a result of being home schooled then a case could be made to have an open CPS record. CPS does not follow up on every call coming in. It must meet strict requirements first before even going to interview those involved. And fairly often a report from a school does not meet criteria but school policy states, for legal reasons, to make the call to protect their libility issues.

    Answer by frogdawg at 4:23 PM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • Imagine the community response if this girl hurts another child and the news reports the child had a history of aggression, the mom was non complient, and they never made a referal to social services. Look at it from a school policy point of view. We call this CYA.

    Answer by frogdawg at 4:26 PM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • I think if she's providing homeschool education for the child, cps cant do anything.

    Answer by dixiegurl223626 at 9:16 AM on Jun. 27, 2011