Families of students with disabilities may face problematic behavior from other students, in the form of teasing and bullying, and/or the student with disabilities may also have behavioral issues that come up in school. Both situations require family involvement.
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) promote school-wide systems to improve student behavioral outcomes and build positive school climate and culture.
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When a student with disabilities has behavior problems that interfere with learning, the school may do a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA).
The pre-teen and early teen years are the peak time for bullying and cruelty among schoolchildren, and it is a problem that affects everyone in the school community.
Students with disabilities who have been involved in a disciplinary incident and are removed from their current educational program for more than 10 consecutive school days; more than 10 aggregate school days in a 40 day period; or, exhibit behaviors that constitute a pattern, they are entitled to a Manifestation Determination Review (MDR).
When a special education student is suspended for more than 10 days, the suspending school must develop a suspension plan.