IEP meetings in Kansas not always beneficial for IEP student

Often public school staff will insist on an IEP meeting when the child’s experience is not agreeable to the student or parent.  Sometimes an IEP meeting arranged by the school 100_0669staff  is done to insure that the program will take place how the school staff prefer.. Decisions made in such an IEP meeting  may or may not be compliant with state regulations, nor appropriate for the student.

The unknowing parent trusts the school so easily go along with the idea and shows up for the IEP meeting.  Many times, an IEP meeting is not necessary.

For example, a high school student might want to take different classes than those assigned by the school counselor, or, changes to the sequence of classes.

Many accessibility issues often can be addressed without an IEP meeting; such as  participating in activities that all students participate (assemblies, bus rides, field trips, lunch time, etc.).

Schools sometimes tell parents

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“we don’t do that here”, or “that’s not available here”.   Parents can be assertive and e-mail in requests for services that are appropriate for the child who has an IEP, prior to an IEP meeting.  Often, the e-mail is more effective than an IEP meeting.

Parents need to be suspicious when told that an IEP student has to drop their special ed status in order to participate in regular ed classes.  Don’t be bamboozled!  Use our advocate to help you decide if your child is getting an appropriate program.

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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, manifestation determination hearings, and mediations.

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Special Ed teachers to be cut from budget at Kansas School District

KCTV5 reported this morning the the Shawnee Mission School District is considering eliminating 33 “special ed teachers” as part of the budget cuts. Parents of children who receive special education need to be aware of who is teaching their child.

No Child Left Behind as well as the IDEA provide that qualified teachers be instructing our students. Elimination of certain special ed teachers would not comply with NCLB and IDEA in the event the qualified teacher is not instructing the student who requires such teacher.

Parents need an experienced child advocate to assist when dealing with the school to ensure our kids’ education is appropriate. It’s easy to be misinformed and mislead; often not knowing it sometimes for years. An advocate’s presence in an IEP or accommodation meeting makes a difference. Don’t be bamboozled!

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