“NO! A seven year old diagnosed with autism does not belong in a regular school system.”
I very much agree with you. Have heard about too many stories of autistic kids having breakdowns and the police called, and the handcuffs come out.
Makes me wonder, if the school itself and the structure of it is what sets the autistic kid off? Think about it, that is just not the proper environment for them. Their parents push for them to be mainstreamed and be there but sounds to me that is what is not is best for the kid.
I'm not sure that's the case but rather the school system or community is not able to properly accommodate them.......
I have several friends with adult children with severe autism and I can not imagine one of them actually being enrolled in a public school........Even one dealing with disabilities such as theirs.
Autism is a spectrum. Some can handle regular school, and some can’t.