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For those who have children who are disabled, it is often very difficult to find a balance between giving that child the protected environment you want to provide and giving them the education they need. However, you do have rights. It is a good idea for parents to take steps to understand what those rights are.
Disabled Children and Rights
For most who live in the United States, going to school is a given. It is a constitutional right, in fact. Keeping this in mind, you may wonder what happens with disabled children. How do they get the care they need?
- Talk to your city’s educational superintendent. This is the person in charge of the schools. Find out what your school does for disabled children when cannot attend school as everyone else does.
- Do consider the advantages of teaching at home. Homeschooling can be a good option for many disabled teachers. Your school district may supplement that for you.
- It can be a good idea to turn to an attorney if you just are not getting help and support. If you find your school or state is not willing to provide what your children need, now is the time to get help from an attorney.
In most cases, you have options. You need to simply ask for the help that is available. It is a good idea to know what to expect before taking your child into a typical classroom. Counselors and specialized teachers can often help and provide important information to you.