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blwheeler0427
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You should be able to get a 504 plan for him. “The 504 Plan is a plan developed to ensure that a child who has a disability identified under the law and is attending an elementary or secondary educational institution receives accommodations that will ensure their academic success and access to the learning environment.” You will need docmentation from his doctor stating he has ADHD and that his behavior can be affected. You should be able to state in his 504 plan what steps the school is to take if/when he has an outburst. The 504 plan will protect him from being suspended for the behavior covered in the 504 plan and make the school legally responsible to respond in the way stated in the plan. Obviously this won’t solve the underlining behavior, but it will give you and your son more protection while you focus on his needs.