Intimidated and manipulated in IEP meeting in Kansas

Several educators surround the parent and present their plan for the child for the year, based on the school’s staff schedules and the number of other children who also need services.


Parents can get more control

The parent asks for additional time in a service area and is quickly told that wouldn’t fit with the schedule.  Parent expresses concern that the child is getting left behind.

This was another “rubber stamped” meeting where the educators worked to just get through the meeting. As long as the parent is not assertive, the student may likely stagnate.

The March 2017 US Supreme Court decision was clear; children with IEPs are to have challenging objectives.

Advocates at™ help parents solve schooling 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. Action can involve systems outside of the school district. Congress has many of these in place just for parents!  If the public doesn’t use them, then the “powers that be” assume there are no problems.

It’s what a parent doesn’t know that can deprive children of needed services.  We go to  school meetings with parents.AngelsenseRunnerJPEG

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.  Parents can have more control than they often realize!

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IEP team doesn’t understand my child


School teachers are down on the student for not applying himself.  They share with the parent at the IEP meeting how the student does not apply himself and doesn’t want to complete work.the-iep-center

In frustration, the parent contacts an advocate to learn the parent can arrange for the school to pay for an outside professional to evaluate the student.

The evaluation recommends several different approaches how the instruction is provided.  The evaluation reveals he has a learning style that is not typical.NICHCYimagersz_hugathome-300x198

A follow-up meeting is set with the IEP team where the teachers act surprised to learn the details behind the student’s processing strengths and weaknesses.  Accommodations and modifications are determined.

Parent’s don’t have to allow nothing to take place when the child is struggling at the public school.  Parents must be proactive for our student’s with special needs’ to succeed.

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Delay works against children who struggle.  Get help quick!

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