Each year more and more of our children are successfully included in regular classrooms, and receive the accommodations they need to access the standard curriculum. With that success, the dilemma of aspiring for the standard high school diploma vs. accepting the “certificate of attendance” that is the norm for many students with special needs becomes very real. The options as well as the consequences of this decision vary from state to state, even school district to school district. It’s important to do your homework on the possibilities well ahead of your child’s senior year in high school. The article below may help with the process.