think he can register for a regular school?

Leeanne - posted on 07/31/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I don't know what to do with my son, he's 18 in a special school, but now he wants to go live with his dad in winnipeg and go to school there. I don't think he can register for a regular school? I think the only reason they want him there is so I will have to pay support, because he never paid any interest to him growing up.

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Traci - posted on 08/06/2012

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You did not say what type of disability your son has. My son will be 18 on 8/7/12. He has Autiusm more on the Aspergers spectrum. He has been in a regular school setting since Kindergarten and has been very successful. It has been a long journey, but he has done a great job. Although he has a one-on-one aide and attends a charter school, his experience with peers and teachers have made him become a product student. He is on the National Honor society and attend most of the schools events. You just have to be an advocate for him. Does your son want to live with his father and if so what are the reasons?
Sometimes a boy just needs to have their father and sometimes it comes at a time where we have done all the work. I know been there and done that. Just look at the BIG PICTURE and seek what is best for your son. I hope this helps.

Roxanna - posted on 08/05/2012

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I may have no real knowledge of the laws in Canada OR working with a special needs child. Shawnn has a point, do you have medical documentation of your son's diagnosis? If so, you can send it to the school he will be attending. as far as your ex hubby wife, I think a dialogue might be in order.
But as far as his mental state, he wants, NEEDS to this for himself.
Good luck yo you and your boy.

Leeanne - posted on 08/01/2012

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i have no say in the school he will go to because it will be my son's fathers wife setting it up. hes 18 so I have no say weather he goes or not. the school he went to will have it if he goes to school over there his transcripts will all be sent down there.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 08/01/2012

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Ok...do you have a documented diagnosis?

I'm not sure how you'd go about enforcing it, unless you somehow involved the court system. Would it be possible to get in touch with the school, to see what accommodations they have for special needs kids?

Leeanne - posted on 07/31/2012

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His dad doesn't believe he is slow just lazy, they want to put him in a regular school I won't really have a say because its so far away from me. Its in winnipeg, and i'm in ottawa.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 07/31/2012

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Does your ex understand his needs?

And, how highly is he functioning? I'd base my thoughts on those two little items.

If dad is aware of his needs, and understands how to handle them, I'd say OK. Even for those with special needs, he'd be considered "adult", with a caveat as to how well he functions. I work at a University, and we see special needs students on a daily basis here.

If you question is whether your son could handle the entire process of enrollment, etc, I'd visit with the school he's interested in, to see what kind accommodations they can offer throughout the admission process and beyond

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