IEP meetings aren’t only way to get better schooling for IEP student in Missouri

Parents who struggle with the public school often get the “spin” from the building staff and don’t realize that often the power to take more control of the problem situation is outside the district.  Many entities exist that are ready to accept reports of public institutions that are not providing adequate access or appropriate programming.

Advocates at Special Education Parent’s Advocacy Link dba™ support parents who have schooling problems by providing information so the parent 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 advocates are available to participate in school meetings after consult*.steeringwheeldashboardwoman2pics

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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Before special education “due process” in Missouri considerations

Some parents believe the only way to get a public school to correct it’s errors with our children who have IEPs is to file for “due process”.rsz_steps1-200x300

In a very small number of instances that is true.  However, in most instances there are several other less cumbersome avenues to consider.

Parents aren’t aware most of the public school district’s in Missouri have an insurance policy in place that provides them with legal representation AGAINST THE PARENT when a parent files “due process”.  So the parent on a limited-income is already in a “David vs. Goliath” scenario.  Is this why school district’s don’t hesitate to encourage a parent to request “due process”?

Due process is often costly, lengthy, stressful and slow (compared to other processes).

Advocates at The IEP Center can help a parent with other avenues to pursue when the public school needs to correct problems our child experiences. the-iep-center

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Visit our website to arrange for an advocate to assist.  Marilyn McClure, CRP, is a certified teacher, parent of a child with developmental disabilities, and former due process hearing panel member in Missouri.

Advocates at The IEP Center are not attorneys and do not give legal advice. Consult an attorney.  We do not represent anyone.

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