How Can I Get School Funding For Child With Asperger's Syndrome?

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I've been a public school teacher in Texas for eight years, and this is what I KNOW: A public school is required by law to provide adequate accomodations for a child with Asperger's. If the child's home district cannot provide help needed, then they must provide transportation to another facility that can. The parent or guardian need only provide proof of a diagnosis, most likely from a district-employeed diagnostician. A committee will meet with the parents and a decision will be made as to what best benefits the child. The committee is made up of school administrators, teachers, a diagnostician, and possibly therapists(occupational, speech, etc...). The school/district MUST include the parents in the meeting by law. And copies of all records and paperwork pertaining to the diagnosis, accomodations, meeting, etc. MUST be given to the parents as well. This is true with public schools in Texas, but I'm not positive as to the laws in other states. Let me know if there are any unanswered questions that you may have.

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