Has your child been disciplined and/or suspended from school?
Learn about school suspensions and the rights you and your child have.
Is your child routinely being disciplined for the same types of behaviors?
An FBA is the process of determining why a student engages in behaviors that impede learning and how the student’s behavior relates to the environment.
A BIP is created after a Functional Behavioral Assessment is conducted.
It includes a description of the problem behavior(s), possible reasons as to why the problem behavior(s) occur, and positive behavioral supports, services, and strategies to address the behavior(s).
When a student with a disability, or a student suspected of a disability, is suspended, there is a process to protected the student. The process is called a Manifestation Determination Review .
It determines whether a student’s disability directly caused the problem behavior that led to a student’s suspension. If your child has a disability and has been suspended, make sure you understand the ins and outs of the MDR.
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