The IEP “team” tells a parent that a “temporary” change of placement is homebound with no services for a month. The parent is told this “temporary” situation is so that everyone can regroup and the student can be allowed time to calm down. Student had exhibited some inappropriate behaviors at school for several months. Parent is presented with paperwork to sign. After all, the parent had been reported for the student’s truancy the year before when the student was aggressive at school and the parent was concerned the school would hotline her again if she didn’t sign the paperwork that the school is now insisting on.
A “change of placement” typically is not a temporary scenario. In this instance, school staffers were tired of dealing with the student’s behaviors and didn’t utilize available outside resources to rectify the situation. Sending the student to “homebound” was a quick and easy approach to eliminate the problem. After all, the parent doesn’t know any better!
The parent is concerned that she would lose employment during the one-month homebound scenario. Decisions made by schools impact more than just one student. Sometimes the tipping point to meltdown for a family is just moments away.
Some public schools continue to bamboozle parents because they can and will continue until that one parent takes a stand for their child.
Advocates at The IEP Center provide information to parents so the parent can advocate effectively for their child. Time is precious for our children.
A parent of a student with special needs’ who struggles at public school attends an IEP meeting where the group “troubleshoots” the situation. Since the student doesn’t function like a typical student in regular classrooms, the student is deemed a problem and suspended.
Some parents over the years have been told they have the option to “homeschool”–this is what the district wants! If the parent “homeschools” then the parent and student are no longer a problem to that district.
Other parents are told by the school that the child can attend partial day in a separate room away from other students. The uninformed parent has no idea that this is denying a child from equal access. This child is being treated differently because she’s different. The IEP team is ignorant of the possibilities for this student.
More scenarios like this take place with the parent not knowing what to do or who to call. The advocates at theiepcenter are experienced with these scenarios and give parents information to advocate for their child. Take an advocate with you to the next meeting at the school. Never go alone.
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