What happens if your child is having behavior problems at school? Many children can have challenging or disruptive behaviors that are part of their disability. If behavior interferes with their learning or with the learning of others, a behavior plan should be developed for students who are covered either by an IEP or by a 504 Plan. Sometimes a child with a disability may do something more serious that violates the school code of conduct.  The school may decide on a discipline action that could include suspension or expulsion. When this happens, there are safeguards to ensure that students are not unduly punished because of actions that are a result of their disability and are beyond their control.

The Complex Care Center at Cincinnati Children's provides information and resources to help families find information on behavior and discipline.