I have a very bright, very young student with ASD. He uses PECs to communicate and is non-verbal. I've always felt that parents should have a bigger say in their child's education - they live with the consequences much more than we do. His mom is great, very involved, but now she wants to move him to full inclusion with a one to one. I like the concept of inclusion, but I don't think he can do it with out a one to one. I also don't know if he'll get approved for a one to one. I told her it was a long shot, she needs to get an advocate, all that... But do I encourage this? It's definitely what Mom wants, it would be good for his social skills, but it probably won't be good for his academics. Also, he needs minor help with toileting, which a regular education teacher won't be able to provide. I think I need to tell Mom that I don't think this can work with out the one to one, but I don't want to crush her dreams for her child. He's very bright and I think that in a very specific inclusion placement, he could do well. Outside that very specific classroom, I don't see this working, however. I suppose that all I can do is be honest. Our district gives very few one on ones and I'm not sure if she'll be happy with his placement once it happens. I do believe, though, that it should be up to his parents. What do you all think?