The journal Pediatrics recently published a study which indicates that approximately half of all children diagnosed with autism are prone to wandering. A number of children with other special needs are inclined to do the same. This behavioral inclination may profoundly affect your child’s education if it is not addressed directly by you, your child’s educators and your attorney whenever necessary.
A few weeks ago, we began a discussion about advocating for your child's special educational needs. We mentioned that special needs children are entitled to certain rights and protections under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). We also mentioned that your child's teachers should be working with you to create and maintain an individualized education program (IEP) that fits your child's special educational needs.