Fixing IEP problems at public school in Kansas

Let’s examine what parents attempt to  fix IEP problems. But is that really the issue that needs addressed? Perhaps it’s something more.

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Parents can have more control

Hypothetically, let’s say a child had needs/goals that went unaddressed or misaddressed for an entire school year, and as a result, the child now struggles more and has significantly regressed because of the public school’s failures.

Parents commonly pursue resolving this dilemma by:

  1. request another IEP meeting
  2. have meetings (not IEP meetings) with administratorsphotoboybooks
  3. call or take a friend to help
  4. call a case manager from a different system to go to a meeting

Did any of these help the child recover from the regression?

Other parents commonly pursue resolving this dilemma in these ways:

  1. contact a non-profit agency who trains parents
  2. contact a non-profit whose staffer or volunteer goes to an IEP meeting (sometimes waiting for weeks to get processed in a system)

Did any of these help the child recover from the regression?the-iep-center

Congress has avenues in place for parents to pursue correction and regression. There are ways to press a public school to be accountable, and perhaps offer to make up for their errors.  We know the steps parents can take to pursue letting the school “make up” for their errors.

Don’t be bamboozled!  Waiting and hoping for problems to go away allows our children to regress.  Begging in the meeting usually doesn’t work.  Hoping the problem will go away will only delay getting the problem addressed.  Waiting too long to address concerns eliminates opportunities for correction. Time is your enemy.

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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 may eliminate opportunities for correction.

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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Paraprofessional changes for Kansas IEP students

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School districts are informing parents of students with IEPs how paraprofessional, classroom aides are changing. Parents may be told this and not question the “administrative decision” the district is announcing.  Be careful!  One school district announced they will eliminate paraprofessional positions; this will affect our kids’ with special needs who rely on them for support.  This alters our child’s education, thus an IEP change would likely be necessary.  Those changes are done in an IEP meeting. rsz_parapro2-199x300

Changes to how a student is receiving services from a school district may alter the extent of learning the child receives.  It may lessen or aggravate the ability of the student to benefit from schooling.

Some districts have told parents that many paraprofessionals will not be offered.  Did your child change so much that the service is no longer needed?  A parent can request an evaluation to see.  Ask about the paras role throughout the day in relationship to your child.

Some district’s have told parents  the student will now have a para available while the para serves a classroom full of student simultaneously; check your IEP document!  Parents are misled when it mentions “the child will be under adult supervision”.  the-iep-center  Every child in the school has that!

There are avenues to pursue to address this; it may be most effective if a parent pursues correction before the change takes place. Delay allows problems to get worse.

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! We can go to school meetings with the parent.

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