IEP meetings: what parents aren’t told Kansas

IEP students who have difficulty at public school who are often sent home, sent to in-school suspension (ISS), or out-of-school suspension (OSS) may not be in the right program, yet the public school doesn’t offer a “right” program. This predicament is addressed by Congress when Congress arranged for mediation between parents and schools.  Mediation is where parents can take more control of the problems with the public school. rsz_teen-reading

Often a Kansas IEP team doesn’t or won’t think beyond the routine in their building.  Serious matters require using a different approach to achieve reasonable outcomes for a student and mediation is where this can happen; mediation participants are not the usual IEP meeting attendees.

Schools may lead parents to believe that “due process” is the only option for the parent to pursue; this is not true.  A parent is being gracious to the district when participating in mediation rather than pursuing other avenues.

Advocate at The IEP Center is experienced in special ed mediation in Kansas; it’s an efficient and often quick way to resolve issues.

Don’t be bamboozled by the school!  Our advocates inform parents about what Congress has for parents to help your child.  Visit our website to set a phone consult;  theiepcenter.com

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 the problem.

Never go alone to an IEP meeting; our advocates are available! 

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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.

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IEP meetings in Kansas go nowhere for special education student

Student struggles with going to public school and doesn’t want to go anymore.  Parent requests and attends IEP meetings where solutions offered are not addressing student’s needs.  Repeated meetings do not lead to productive outcomes. rsz_meeting7

One way to avoid repeated fruitless IEP meetings is to take it out of that sphere and to a level where the players are different, the parent  has more clout, and the game is differentmediation. Congress put mediation in place for us (parents) and it’s where parents can allow the district to “make up” for the district’s past errors.  A mediator is provided free by the state.  MEDIATION IS NOT LIKE AN IEP MEETING!

Parents who had more than one meeting over the same topics with no positive results can consider mediation–it’s relatively quick compared to other approaches.

Contact our advocates who are experienced in supporting parents before and during mediation.  Setting up mediation can be tricky!  It’s what parents don’t know that deprive our children of services.

Some districts are difficult to work with, and make it difficult for parents to navigate.  That’s where the advocates at The IEP Center ™ can help. We help parents over the phone, and, often in one hour empower the parent!   Don’t let another semester go by with a child struggling needlessly. To get started, visit the website to set up a one-hour phone consult  www.theiepcenter.com

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Special Education Parent’s Advocacy Link LLC dba The IEP Center™ provides information to parents regarding the problems of children with disabilities.  We are not attorneys and do not give advice.  We do not represent parents or children.  Consult an attorney.  We are civil rights, non-attorney advocates.

We help parents at low-cost.  We help parents prepare for school meetings and also go to mediation and IEP meetings with parents.  Go to our website to set a telephone consult.

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dysgraphia student struggles in school Kansas

Teenager with dysgraphia and ADHD had accommodations listed in the IEP for extra time to write assignments.  The teacher insisted he write assignments and was penalized if he turned in assignments using technology.

Many students today will enter a world where technology will be used exclusively.  An IEP meeting is needed to address these issues.

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Public school staff often don’t understand the importance of proactively implementing accommodations. Advocates at TheIEPCenter.com 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.  Sometimes years pass and teachers don’t know the accommodations that were tried in the past with the child.

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 school meetings with parents.

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Special Education Technology Assessment of students lack expertise; IEP meeting in Kansas

Many school districts have the “technology” or the school district’s  “IT” person come to the IEP meeting if the parent has asked for technology evaluation of the child with special needs’. Many school districts have not experienced a parent requesting this type of evaluation for a special education student. rsz_1measure-indicators

Advocates at the IEP Center can share with parents strategies on how to deal with scenarios like this.  Schools may be reluctant to develop an IEP for your child since it might require a specialist to spend time with your child which increases the school expenses.  Don’t be bamboozled!  the-iep-center

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School wants parent to do work with student at home. IEP meeting

The parent was overwhelmed by caring for the child before we even entered the IEP meeting.  Discussion developed and some of the related service personnel insisted that the mother do a quantity of exercises with the child at home. I indicated that the parent was here at the meeting to learn what the school plans to do for the child for the upcoming year; this got discussion back on track.

Do you feel manipulated in IEP meetings? Our advocates are aware how parents may be bamboozled in IEP meetings and not even realize it!   It’s important for parents to set the tone of the relationship with the school early on.  Parents should be respected; not manipulated. WIth an advocate at your side, the school will see you are serious about your child’s education and expect the school to play their role.

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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.

Parents often need to work to make sure the pubic school system isn’t failing their child.  Passing grades doesn’t necessarily mean your child is learning.

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