who to take to IEP meeting in Kansas

Parents:  you can invite people to attend your child’s IEP meeting.  We are not aware of any regulation that requires parents to inform the public school whom a parent brings.  Parents have more control over planning our child’s schooling than we often realize!

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One of the most overlooked people to invite is the paraprofessional(s) who work with the student.  Parents can notify the special ed administrator in advance that the parent is inviting the para.  Often the para is the person at the school who knows the child the best.

Districts’ sometimes place a heavy burden on paras, especially when the para has no skills related to the disability.  Paras usually go through a “training”, however it is often unrelated to our child’s special need(s). Often paras never see the IEP document.

Many times the para is not a good match for a student and problems arise.  Parents can find ways to privately talk to a para about what’s going on at school.

The more information a parent has before entering an IEP meeting, the better they can make informed decisions.  A parent’s  failure to ask the right questions in an IEP meeting may result in the child getting “left behind”.

If the public school district in Kansas is uncooperative, contact the advocates at The IEPCenter.com™ (parents can take an advocate as well).

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Kansas student suspended; invisible disability. IEP Goals trivial

The goals in the IEP ignored the skills the student needed most; rsz_teen-readingskills related to social interpersonal-relationship building.  Instead, the goals related to writing paragraphs.   This high school student looked like a regular teen and came across as often disinterested since he wouldn’t immediately engage in assigned classroom activities.  The district knew for years of his disability on the autism spectrum.  Evaluations even indicated to watch for suspected depression.

Students with invisible disabilities often struggle, especially in middle and high school.

Parents in Kansas 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.  Click on our logo to set up a phone consult now!  or call  913-210-1200.cropped-the-iep-center.png

Parents often need to work to make sure the public school system isn’t penalizing their child due the behaviors that are disability related.  Delays in addressing these issues may make it worse for the student and more difficult for the family to deal with stressful issues.

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IEP help for Kansas parents

Many parents are contacting us to share accounts of high school freshman who’s positive behavior strategies used in middle school no longer apply in high school, even though the IEP from middle school still applies.100_0666

Public school staff often don’t understand the importance of proactively implementing behavior plans and accommodations.  Many students with ADD or ADHD need time for extra movement; or to do their desk work while standing.  Advocates at TheIEPCenter.com™ help parents solve IEP problems by providing information so they can advocate for the child with special needs.  We go to IEP meetings.  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.

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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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We help parents at low-cost.  We help parents prepare for school meetings and also go to mediation and IEP meetings with parents.  Call 913 210 1200.

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Kansas special education: double-talk by school staff misleads parent

Parents now report school staff ask parents intimidating questions to redirect parents away from the topic of services that our children need. “Don’t you want your child to be independent?” is the most common question parents are asked in one district where a child has autism.

Within the last four years I have noticed that the supports (paraprofessionals) that were a given for many students with inappropriate behaviors are no longer mentioned to parents. These districts are placing the overwhelming task on a classroom teacher of up to 30 students.  Unrealistic to all!rsz_asianteenmale-vert-199x300

Uninformed and inexperienced parents don’t realize their child is missing basic supports services while at public school. This results in suspensions that are unnecessary and could usually be avoided.

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

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Special Education Parent’s Advocacy Link LLC dba The IEP Center™ advocates are not attorneys and do not give legal advice.  We do not represent children or parents. We do not represent anyone. We help parents with civil rights. We have special knowledge related to children with disabilities.  Contact an attorney.

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