I have a student in my class that cannot do much of anything. He is 5 years old and has never been around anyone other than family. He has two older brothers who are also very socially delayed. When his oldest brother was in K he was slow but was promoted to 1st. When he was retained in 1st his mother disagreed and pulled him out to "homeschool". She also decided to homeschool the middle child. The 3rd grader needs to be in 2nd, the 1st needs to be in K and the K needs to be in Pre-K. I have spoken with mom and she doesn't seem to be interested in helping her son, only in keeping him in K. He has just learned to write 3 out of 6 letters of his name but this takes at least five minutes for him to accomplish. He can't draw a line from one picture to another. He will not speak, only says "momma's gonna check me out and take me home". I suggested the option of placing him in Pre-K to gain some social skills and the necessary skills for K but she refuses to listen. She didn't show up for the schedule Child-Study meeting. I can't understand why a parent would want their child to fail. How can I help a child that is so far behind the others in class? I have tried cutting his amount of work to complete, instead of writing his name five times only once, but he can't complete that. HELP!!!!! I don't see him heading to 1st next year (but he could pull it out ) She won't agree to anything to help him. Any ideas?