Oh Dear..... I have a physically disabled kid in my class and another with learning dificulties. If I were to dismiss them from the class I would leave myself wide open to the legal ramifications of disability discrimination and being either shut down or sued or both (in the UK). Anyone discriminating in the slightest against anyone with a disability can be taken to the cleaners - does everyone on this forum teach all students at the same speed ? Shouldn't we be looking at individuals instead of a class as a whole ? There are able bodied students who can't go through the grades at the same speed as others. Bil Gee - place your knackers on the table, there is about to be a large legal hammer brought down upon them if you're teaching in the UK. That and your attitude sucks big time. Just because you don't know how to deal with it doesn't make it wrong.