Reply To: Behavior Issues in School

Penny Williams

You must fight this. Kids should not be punished for behavior that results from a disability. You wouldn’t punish a child in a wheelchair because he didn’t walk up the steps like everyone else.

In writing, ask the school to perform a Functional Behavior Analysis (FBA) and create a resulting Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP). The BIP should include that he is NOT to be suspended for behavior related to a disability, and that he’s not to be left out of parties and such for behaviors related to his disability. This is NO OK.

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ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Trainer & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism