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Penny Williams
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This is heartbreaking and infuriating. Moving a student to face the wall all day is unacceptable for any student. But to call out a child with disabilities in this way is cruel, and it’s discrimination. As other said, he can’t learn this way, and she has damaged him socially among his peers. Not to mention that she has crushed his self-esteem.

Call a meeting with the principal ASAP. Ask for the FBA mentioned above, if it’s a behavior issue. Demand that he be returned to the group and treated equally at once. I personally would ask for a change in teacher/classroom as well — this teacher is obviously damaging for him.

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If the situation isn’t immediately rectified, let the school know you’ll be filing a discrimination complaint with the Office of Civil Rights. This is a common practice when kids with disabilities are being discriminated against. No school wants this. But if the knowledge that you’ll do it doesn’t change things, then absolutely file the complaint.

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