Beware of homebound offer for an IEP student

Some students who are eligible for special education services and have IEPs have behaviors that may be considered by some as violent.  These students are often a challenge for a school district to provide the appropriate program.

A parent may be told the student is so violent that the school district cannot educate the student and homebound is mentioned.  Left out of this conversation could be that the school needs to find a program that is rsz_dropoutdictionaryappropriate for this child and place and transport the child there.  Many outside programs exist for students with extreme needs.

Such “Outside placement” can be costly for the school district.  Perhaps that’s why it isn’t mentioned to parents?

More school districts continue to mention homebound as a way to force the parent to “take it or leave it” when the district wants the student to fit into their system and not provide accommodations/modifications.  Uninformed parents get trampled; some lose jobs and marriages over this scenario.  After all, homebound is often provided at public libraries for only a few hours each week–nothing compared to a full school week.

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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Homebound placement not working for IEP student

A school district took months to arrange for “homebound”rsz_wheretonow-201x300 schooling to start.  The district’s given reason to the parent was they couldn’t get an existing staffer to perform the homebound teaching.  Parents was at wit’s end and the situation took it’s toll on the family both financially and emotionally.  Parent waited patiently for the homebound to start happening and before parent realized, months had passed.  Are our kids’ with special needs not a priority?  Perhaps the school could have offered an alternative service in the interim?  Maybe a tutor?  Would you consider this a “forced dropout” situation?

Don’t be bamboozled!   Parents who are serious about their child’s schooling and tired of being bamboozled use advocates at The IEP Center. We go with parents to IEP meetings.the-iep-center

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