What should I do if my request for a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) is refused?

Parent Question
Feb. 2, 2022Updated Mar. 17, 2022

The school must give you prior written notice, and just as with all disputed assessments, you can respond by filing for due process or mediation. There are also a variety of alternative dispute resolution possibilities offered by all school districts. Parents always have the option to get an FBA done privately, on their own dime, and the school district has to not only allow the assessor onto campus to conduct the observation but also consider the completed assessment.

For more about FBAs, see our article Functional Behavioral Assessments 101.

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