My child needs help at school in Missouri; Senate Bill 318 Empowering Missouri Parents Act sponsored by Senator Eigel in Missouri Senate

Parents call describing how they have tried to get the public school100_0673 to help their child for YEARS!  Usually they talk to staff at the school who brushes off the parent with comments like “he’ll grow out of it“, “wait and see”, or “we’ll test the kids in the spring”.  Then years pass and the student is so far behind and frustrated resulting in emotional and social issues becoming a problem.

Parents who suspect a child is struggling at public school need to communicate it in writing or e-mail to the special ed director. As a result, many schools will then include the child in use of interventions.  If after a few weeks of intervention with no  progress , a parent can  request a comprehensive evaluation in all areas of suspected disability.  Parents aren’t obligated to pay for testing by outside professionals; the public school district usually is required to perform testing/evaluation.   A reasonable person would believe that a school district would know to do these things without the parents insistence!  Contact us for help with any struggles doing this;

SB318 will give parents more power to pursue appropriate programming for our kids with special needs.

Some districts are difficult to work with, and make it difficult for parents to navigate.  That’s where the advocates at The IEP Center ™ are available. We support parents over the phone, and, often in one hour empower the parent!   Don’t let another semester go by with a child struggling needlessly;   Set a phone consult at (800x640)

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student sent home since no behavior program at public school Missouri

100_0691Student with behaviors that the public school doesn’t appropriately address is sent home. The parent has no idea that the school has a duty to provide programming for this student to the same extent that typical student benefit from schooling (such as a full day). In some instances the public school completes paperwork called “homebound“.

Public school staff often don’t understand the importance of proactively implementing positive behavior supports.   Advocates at™ help parents solve IEP problems by providing information so they can advocate for the child with special needs.    Schools often don’t put plans into place legitimately unless a parent pursues action.  Educational “systems” move slowly.  It’s what a parent doesn’t know that can deprive children of needed services.

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.

FYI:  The Missouri legislature is currently considering Senator Eigels’s bill titled Empowering Missouri Parents Act. It would potentially assist in streamlining information parents could acquire from the public school.

We help parents at low-cost.  We help parents prepare for school meetings and also go to school meetings with parents.

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Special Ed pitfalls the first weeks of school Missouri

Here’s some common instances that happen the first weeks of public school that work against our children with special needs: rsz_solarizedstudentagainstlockers-300x249

  1. All the teachers and staff who work with our child are unaware the child has an IEP or 504 plan.
  2. Student wasn’t offered to preview the facility or learn the layout of the building prior to the doors opening for the year.
  3. Staff doesn’t know how to work with behaviors related to our child’s disability.
  4. Bus drivers/helpers interpret behaviors as worthy of suspension from bus.
  5. School staff doesn’t report to parent the four items (above).

Don’t be bamboozled by the school!  Call our advocate at 816 865 6262

Advocates at the IEP Center™ help parents with these civil rights’ concerns in public schools.

Special Education Parent’s Advocacy Link LLC are not attorneys, do not give advice, and do not represent anyone. Consult an attorney.