Quote from mmc51264
They have a disability and may NOT be able to control their behavior!!!!! They need help and structure, not discipline. Many autistic children have behavior issues. Are you all saying they should be disciplined for their DIAGNOSED disability. I am greatly saddened at the attitudes displayed here. I am a parent of a child with a medical and behavioral disability. I am also a nurse (not a school nurse) now after being a teacher specializing in special children. I understand the frustration, but the kids deserve to have an advocate that understands their MEDICAL conditions. I am glad some of you are not nurses in my child's school.
I hear you I personally was referring to a kid with a physical diagnosis not at all related to a learning disability or on the spectrum. The parent wanted every accomodation in the book to make it easier for him. I get that. I advocate for that.
BUT, she also wanted him to have ABSOLUTELY NO REPSONSIBILITY FOR ANYTHING.
She wanted and extra set of books due to the weight, but wanted him to play baseball. She wanted him to have extra time between classes but play baseball. Again, he had a condition that caused him discomfort but wanted him to be an active part of a varsity baseball program. This was not just wanting him to "be a part" of the team. She and he fully expected that he be a starting player on the varsity squad, without any expectation that the physical demands be altered for him. Nope, she just wanted him to not have to do his work or be accountable to anyone.
When there was a 504 meeting, she only cared if something wasn't done correctly on our end. It mattered not what the result of that was, she looked to "catch" us.
She fortunately is in the minority. Many, if not most, parents are wponderful advocates for their children and most school nurses are tremendous advocates as well, but we do not live in a perfect world.