A parent’s first IEP meeting with the public school system is significant. A parent must be ready! This meeting sets the tone of the relationship with the public school for many years to come!
Parents need to take documents to share about the extent of the disability that legitimize the amount and rate of service needed; especially for physical, speech and occupational therapies.
Some school districts lead parents to believe that since the child is on track academically that no services are needed; documents can indicate otherwise! Many times school offer much less than what the child received in First Steps! And the school legitimizes it by saying “that’s all that is available”. Parents can make breakthroughs in these “rubber stamped” meetings!
Parents who seem “nice” and “agreeable” can be easily taken advantage of by the school, and the parent not realize it.
Be ready! Have an IEP Center advocate help you prepare for Early Childhood school meetings.
Advocates at The IEP Center™ help parents solve IEP problems by providing information so they can advocate for the child with special needs. Don’t be bamboozled! Waiting and hoping for problems to go away allows our children to regress. Hoping the problem will go away will only delay getting the problem addressed.
Never go alone to an IEP meeting; our advocates are available!
In Missouri call 816 865 6262
sign up for ezine: bit.ly/IEPezine
Contact an advocate below:
We help parents prepare for school meetings and also go to mediation and IEP meetings with parents.
©2015 Special Education Parent’s Advocacy Link LLC dba The IEP Center™