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.
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 different: mediation. 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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