When a crisis occurs at school, the school staff has several important responsibilities. Staff members must first ensure the safety of the child with autism. They must also contact the parents, develop an incident report, and evaluate the student’s behavior intervention plan to determine if his or her needs are being met.
Parents of children with autism can hear more about crises at schools by watching this video presented by Autism Speaks. This expert answers some common questions from parents, such as whether it’s possible for a child to be expelled from school for disruptive behavior. He also discusses some options for parents in the event that the school isn’t doing enough to help the student.
The autism therapists at The Behavioral Exchange are dedicated to helping children with autism succeed at school and at home. Parents throughout Dallas can call us at (972) 312-8733, and ask us about our school advocacy services and behavior classes.