Dear Concerned Parent,
I am so glad to hear you feel your son is doing better since participating in the partial inpatient program. I know it can be quite a challenge to find the right educational environment to meet your child’s needs and I wish you luck in your search.
In regard to your concern about your son being ‘refused’ by schools it might be helpful to review the School of Choice Guidelines in the State School Aid Act (which outlines when and for what reasons a school district may refuse a school of choice application) if you are looking outside of your district of residence.
The school of choice guidelines can be viewed at the following link:
If you instead choose to stay in the same district or cannot find another school for him to attend you could request that they revisit his IEP (I am assuming he has one) in order to put additional supports and services (including a positive behavior support plan if necessary) in place to help him be more successful this year.
If you need additional assistance, please feel free to call our toll free phone line at 888-2264543. Another resource that may be helpful is Michigan Alliance for Families which is the Michigan’s statewide Parent Training and Information Center who helps families of students involved in special education to better understand and navigate the education system. Their phone number is 1-800-552-4821 when you call that number their system will automatically route your call to a local Parent Mentor who can assist you. Their website also has many great resources- click here to check it out.
Good luck and please feel free to call if you need additional help!
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