Yesterday my son spent most of the day sitting in the school's office - having been punished for something ... I heard it from him -not his teacher so I don't have the whole story... Regardless of what he did - I can't imagine having to sit out the whole day or almost the whole day of school in an office - with nothing to do .. no school work, no reading and noone to talk to .. He said that noone sat down with him to discuss what happened or explain the reason for the punishment --whether severe or not. Obviously this is wrong and I'm writing the school to demand an FBA - which they have not done. The Principal wants me to come in and discuss these issues with my son -- he called before this latest event.. My question is -- what are acceptable discipline measures when a child acts out or is oppositional in class? My son is adhd/aspergers and we are working towards getting the right therapies in place and possible medications -- but until all that happens -- he is distracted, impulsive and can be oppositional in class -- all symptoms of both diagnoses -- So while I understand he may not control these behaviors -- what can the school, realistically do when he exhibits these behavoirs? I'm trying to think of what I can suggest to the principal when he says -- what would you suggest we do? As an aside, I am trying to get him out of the school because I believe with every fiber of my being that this particular principal doesn't believe in "special needs" or that my son might not be able to control these behaviors himself.