Half-day is unexpected for IEP student in Missouri High School

Last school year the high school had a wonderful half-day program to help students prepare for life after high school (transition). Vocal parents of the children who just graduated made sure the program existed.

This year the program no longer exists.  Students are encouraged to be dismissed after the regular half-day.  Hmmm. rsz_teen-reading

Parents need to be aware how many minutes of service(s) is listed on the IEP and make sure it is a full day if that is what the student expects/needs.

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.the-iep-center (800x640)

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Missouri parents enroll IEP students

As parents in Missouri enroll their IEP student for school year 2015-16, they may not be aware school’s  staff doesn’t really understand the needs of the child.  This is why the Congress put the IEP process into place and the opportunity for a parent to trigger evaluations.the-iep-center (800x640)

Parents can check to see how many years’ have passed since the school last did a COMPLETE evaluation of the child to assess all areas of SUSPECTED disability.  Parents can request the school do this after one year has passed.  Parents can submit their private evaluations from outside professionals at any time to the school.

Also, parents can trigger the school to pay for outside evaluations, called “Independent Educational Evaluations”.  There are parameters for this including that it is triggered by the parent as a result of the parent’s disagreement with the evaluation conducted by the school district.

Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE) often prove helpful to both the student and staff since the IEE often points out areas that need to be addressed.NICHCYphotomagnifyglass3-198x300

Delays in taking action to get support for a child may have ramifications.  It is usually beneficial if the parent pursues correction early since issues may snowball into larger problems.

Parents in Missouri who need help dealing with the public school for their child with an IEP can consult with a professional special education advocate at The IEP Center.   Advocates also help parents when the parent wants an advocate to go to a meeting at the school with them!  Never go alone.

Parents often need to work to make sure the pubic school system isn’t failing their child.  Passing grades doesn’t necessarily mean your child is learning.

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Parents: Bullying out of control in Ray-Pec School District – KCTV5

Parents: Bullying out of control in Ray-Pec School District – KCTV5.

Is there bullying going on at your school?  Our special ed kids are often targets.

Advocates at the IEP Center.com can show you how other parents were effective dealing with it.

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Prepare for IEP meeting in Missouri

Parents need not go into the “annual” IEP meeting unprepared.  Parents are allowed to view a students records prior to any upcoming IEP meeting. Now that it is almost spring, time is running short to accomplish this before the end of the school year.  Using e-mail or a written note, request to review your child’s records. Seeing the paperwork the district has about your child can be quite revealing.  Things may be happening to your child that you are not aware.

When you arrive to review your child’s records, be sure to ask to see all records so that you get a complete picture. rsz_blank-and-waiting-200x300 There may be nurse, counselor, discipline (Principal & staff) notes, academic (achievement), behavior data collection, therapist notes, etc.   Often these records are not presented to a parent unless the parent knows specifically to ask for them.

Knowing how your child performed during the year by reviewing  the information collected on your child will help a parent to know what to request in the IEP meeting.

Don’t be bamboozled!   Parents who are serious about their child’s schooling and tired of being bamboozled use advocates at The IEP Center.  Parents who are serious about their child’s education use The IEP Center in North Kansas City School District, Excelsior Springs School District, Clinton School District and Bolivar School District. the-iep-center

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