Tomorrow is difficult child's tri-annual IEP meeting. I've been chatting with him a little for the last week to just get some classroom input on a few of the accoms and mods that are in his IEP (how they are working, are they happening, etc. - his academic and behavioral benchmarks are 99% reached). So tonight we sit down for the serious talk before tomorrow's meeting. I have already typed up just a few points and a couple questions to be included as parent input. I wanted his. We went over his IEP and here's his input: Don't need preferential seating. Don't need time out space. Don't need alternative oral assessments. Don't need oral presentation in place of written report/research. Dont' need copies of notes anymore. Don't need "plain english" math SOL. Don't need agenda check for homework. Don't need 1:1 He left access of calculator for math and science and access of computer for lengthy assignments and standardized writing (english) testing. I asked him if he felt he really needed an IEP. His response, "probably not, but it makes me feel special!" I will also keep time out space since his 1:1 is rarely with him now anyway. Should he need some "chill" time, I want it clear he is not to be penalized by a teacher for taking the time. He is on every-other-week consultative and I will recommend monthly. We've come a long way baby. For those of you who remember the raging, depressed, lost little boy when I first came here, this is almost on miracle level.. Makes a mom proud. Thanks for reading, Sharon P.S. Please leave all board jinxs at the door. Thank you.