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Why Parents of Children With Autism and School Systems Need to Work Together

School systems across the country are facing an uphill battle. With autism on the rise, school systems are taking in more and more students who are on the spectrum. Although many systems have trained staff in place, most districts are at a loss of what to do and how to handle the situation. Parents are becoming increasingly frustrated and in some cases, schools are being sued in order for a child to receive proper therapy. This does not need to be the case if both parents and school staff work together to provide the proper environment. First and foremost, a school is not a place for a parent to drop off their child to be babysat, especially if that child has special needs. A school is a place for learning, social skills building as well as a place to learn life skills. Many parents of children with special needs put an enormous burden on a school to provide everything their child needs without providing any support. The reality is, if this happens, the child will fail and nobody wins.

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