A parent can take to IEP meetings whomever the parent may invite according to special ed (IDEA) regulations.
Some parents take family members, some parents take case managers from other agencies. Taking someone is better than taking nobody.
However, who you take with you makes a difference. In my experience, parents who took case managers from other agencies experienced the status quo from school district personnel. After all, most case managers knowledge and experience with school districts is similar to how parents are treated regardless, and the school may know how to bamboozle them. You and your case manager walk away from the IEP meeting assuming the meeting was productive which may not be reality.
Our advocates are familiar with the tactics school districts use to keep parents at bay which results in the child receiving a minimal “schooling” of our child. Over the years many parents expressed to our advocates the parent was treated with respect and much differently than before.
The IEP Center advocates are aware of information parents can use to work the system and not be bamboozled. Has your advocate ever successfully participated in a special ed “mediation”? We have! We have been involved in mediations where the outcomes are accepted by the parent. The public doesn’t learn of those outcomes. Hmmm.
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 Shawnee Mission, Olathe, Blue Valley and Leavenworth schools.
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