School Refusal Hope

You are not alone

School Refusal Hope is a site dedicated to helping families who are struggling with their child's school refusal.  We provide listings of different treatment programs around the country that can help children who avoid school. We also share the names of therapeutic and small boarding schools around the country where your child may thrive. We also provide support in the form of other families who have been down the same road as you.

IEPs and 504 plans

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The Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) is a plan or program developed to ensure that a child who has a disability identified under the law and is attending an elementary or secondary educational institution receives specialized instruction and related services. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), there are 13 categories under which a student is eligible to receive the protections and services promised by this law. In our disability profiles, we define each disability as specified by IDEA and explain it in plain English; these profiles also outline the common traits and educational challenges associated with each disability, and provide tips for parents and teachers.

  1. Autism

  2. Deaf-Blindness

  3. Deafness

  4. Emotional Disturbance

  5. Hearing Impairment

  6. Intellectual Disability*

  7. Multiple Disabilities

  8. Orthopedic Impairment

  9. Other Health Impairments

  10. Specific Learning Disability

  11. Speech or Language Impairment

  12. Traumatic Brain Injury

  13. Visual Impairment

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The 504 Plan is a plan developed to ensure that a child who has a disability identified under the law and is attending an elementary or secondary educational institution receives accommodations that will ensure their academic success and access to the learning environment.

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I have spent many hours trying to educate myself about this very question. I am going to refer you to Lisa from a day in our shoes. She does an awesome job boiling it down to the simplest and most important facts. Wrightlsaw (my go to!)also has an easy to digest comparison written by Pat Howey.

 
 
 

Disclaimer:  This site is designed by School Refusal Hope to assist parents, family, friends and other caregivers with finding resources to understand and cope with school refusal, as well as to increase public awareness regarding school refusal.  The contents of this website are presented for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing on this website is to be construed as professional advice on medical, legal, technical or therapeutic matters.  By accessing and using the information on this site, you agree to waive any rights to hold the site developer(s), or any individual and/or group associated with this site, liable for any damage that may result from the use of the information presented.