Parent asked public school for months to test the student for an IEP. Student receiving flunking grades since homework not turned in. Student eventually admits to a teacher that it’s his own fault for not getting homework turned in, so the school believes testing for the IEP not needed. Outside evaluations indicated ADHD.
Congress knew that there would be issues between parents and public schools, so Congress put into place several mechanisms for us to pursue. Often we (parents) don’t know how or where to start to use them!
Some students get so frustrated that they choose to drop out of school. Parents can take a role in ensuring the student’ program is appropriate at the school to prevent the dropout scenario. If parents don’t do so, the consequences for the student can follow the student for life.
Advocates at TheIEPCenter.com™ providing information to parents so they can advocate for the child with special needs. Schools often don’t put plans into place legitimately unless a parent pursues action. Action can involve systems outside of the school district. It’s what a parent doesn’t know that can deprive children of needed services. Our advocate is available to go with parents to school meetings after consultations.
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. Waiting too long to address concerns eliminates opportunities for correction.
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Some building principals insist the parent travel up to the school for “meeting” before the IEP student is allowed to return to school following a suspension. In many situations it is not clear if this is a formal district policy that mandates such a meeting nor what the agenda might be. In my opinion, this is more of a way to torment the parent than to manage an IEP child’s behaviors.
Often parents don’t receive paperwork in a timely manner related to assigned suspensions thus the parent is unaware of the expectations surrounding the process.
Spring is the time of year when many students with disabilities are arbitrarily suspended, sometimes as long as ten days, since some districts believe that is allowable. Students who have behaviors that may be worthy of suspensions need to have a behavior plan in the IEP document. Behavior plans usually indicate appropriate management of the student’s behaviors.
Suspensions are serious matters and may be avoided with an appropriate behavior plan(s).
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It can be overwhelming to move to a different district in order to risk the chance to get a better education for our child. Some parents go to this extreme.
But is this parent gambling? Often, yes. Hurdles may still exist. Staff changes, school-board budgets emphasize varying priorities, and other variables exist.
This parent may have unknowingly allowed the former school district to make the schooling problem the parent’s problem. School advocates are available to show the parentthe school’s problem and ways it can be effectively addressed.
Parents of student’s in Knob Noster school district, Harrisonville school district and Platte County School District used our advocate to learn about the system and make a difference for their child.
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