Beware of homebound offer by school district for IEP student with behaviors

If your public school student has a disability that includes behaviors related to the disability that may be considered extreme, consider this:

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Public school districts can be misleading when talking with parents about the options for the child.

Advocates at the iep center.com help parents solve IEP problems by providing information so they can advocate for their 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.  Waiting too long to address concerns eliminates opportunities for correction.

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Parents must be proactive to pursue programming for their child who has behaviors.  If not, these students are often suspended or expelled.  Parents must ask “why” questions before behaviors occur.  Options are fewer after a student is suspended/expelled.

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When the public school wants the IEP parent to “home” school

ImageYes, I was in a meeting at a public school where the administrator present suggested to the parent to “home school” the student. The expectations the parent had for the child were reasonable however the large high school seemed disinterested in “individualizing” the student’s education plan.

Lack of an appropriate schooling scenario for a child may result in the child exhibiting inappropriate behaviors due to frustration.  Staff may perceive these behaviors as threatening and call the police.  This creates a terrible situation for the family.

Why would a public school make such a suggestion; do you think it’s money?  An unknowing parent might keep the child at home!  Public schools are required to provide an appropriate education; if they can’t do it in their system, they can look outside their system for the appropriate program for our special needs’ child.

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Kids who struggle in public school might need an IEP

Some school districts have students who have disabilities yet these students are unidentified by the school as having a disability.The state of Kansas has data on the number of how many students  who have been identified as having a disability in each school district. The national average is about 13% of all public school students have a disability significant to the point that they can be identified as eligible for special education services. Check at this link for the Kansas data on your school district:  http://online.ksde.org/rcard/searchpage.aspx

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http://www.ksde.org/Agency/DivisionofLearningServices/EarlyChildhoodSpecialEducationandTitleServices/SpecialEducation/MISandStudentData/MISReports.aspx     here you’ll need to download the file “FY11 Prevalence”. In the chart that opens, find your “LEA” column (your school district’s USD number) and the column “total disabled”.

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If you haven’t been successful getting the district to test your student for eligibility for the individualized instruction that an IEP is suppose to provide, contact an advocate at TheIEPCenter.com

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Advocates at Special Education Parent’s Advocacy Link LLC dba The IEP Center are not attorneys and do not give legal advice.  Consult an attorney.

We are not just volunteers or who want to “try” to help; we are professional advocates.  Giving parents information to work the “system” is what we do.  The school processes are slow; delay is detrimental for our precious children.