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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