Does the child's physical health or stamina level cause the child to
miss over 50% of school or classes or to require home education?
This includes children who go to school but miss more than half of their classes due to therapies, treatments, or rest periods needed due to their condition. This does not include children who are present at school but have difficulties participating as a result of medication side effects, such as sedation.
Home-schooling may be a choice unrelated to the child's condition. Screeners will need to ask whether the child is being home-schooled because their physical health or stamina makes them unable to attend school most of the time.
If the child is not currently in school because of summer vacation or school holiday, but the current condition is such that the child would miss 50% if school were in session, the screener would check yes.
If the child has not missed school, but has a new diagnosis or an increase in the child's health needs, that will most likely cause them to miss 50% because of their treatment or condition, the screener would check yes.
If for any reason the screener questions the reason for home schooling, follow up with a qualified medical professional or a public school to verify the child's physical health or stamina needs.
Does the child's emotional or behavioral needs result in the child
having failing grades, repeated truancy and/or expulsion; suspension;
and/or inability to conform to school or work schedule more than 50% of
Is the child currently home schooled?
Is child currently attending high school?
If the child is between grades at school (for example it is June and the child has finished eighth grade and will enter high school in the fall) the screener will enter the anticipated grade. If the child is home schooled, consider the grade they would be in public school based on the child's age.
What year is the child expected to leave school?
Transition related supports provided to the child
Current employment status
"Currently employed" means that the person has a job and is actually working (not on medical leave).
Need for assistance to work
Example: Sandy works in a sheltered workshop but really doesn’t need help more than once a week. Screener should check that help is needed weekly, even though staff is present every day
August 28, 2012