IEP is finally

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Wiped Out, May 15, 2007.

  1. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    done. Well it took two 2 hour meetings and one 2 1/2 hour meeting, a person brought in from the district but the IEP is done-well not signed yet as it needs to be typed up.

    It's been an incredibly draining experience-never as a teacher have I had an IEP go more than 1 meeting and never even over 2 hours.

    I'm feeling cautiously optimistic about the IEP. The BIP seems good and this summer they are going to have someone do testing to in reading to see exactly what difficult child's needs are.

    The team determined that the reasons for his suspensions are due to his disability so unless he does something criminal (drugs, weapons, serious bodily injury) he will not be suspended out of school. I feel relieved because I really do believe it is due to his disability.

    Next year they will also have special training for those working with difficult child as far as how to recognize triggers, deal with him when he is upset etc...

    As I said, I'm feeling cautiously optimistic-thanks for all the support over the past several weeks that this has been going on!
     
  2. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    Hooray!

    I understand the caution in your optimism. I do hope that they are attentive to his needs.
     
  3. oceans

    oceans New Member

    That is great! I hope that they follow through!!!
     
  4. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    It has to be a relief to have that done. Yay!! :thumbsup:
     
  5. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    :bravo: Sharon that is great!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sounds like you got what you wanted regarding the suspensions (which should have happened anyway huh?) and I like the "training" next year part. Where can we sign up for that??????

    Sharon
     
  6. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    :bravo: Sorry I missed this last night, Sharon. You are one heavy duty :warrior:. You & husband did good.

    I'm breathing a big sigh of relief with you.
     
  7. SearchingForRainbows

    SearchingForRainbows Active Member

    Sharon,

    I'm so GLAD that the IEP meeting is FINALLY over!!! I'm doing a happy dance :princess: for you!!! I love your attitude - "cautiously (SP?) optimistic."

    It's about time difficult child doesn't get suspended for things having to do with his disability!!! It's nice that people who work with difficult child will be trained to recognize his triggers, etc... It sounds like a decent plan. I've got my fingers crossed!!! WFEN
     
  8. Sheila

    Sheila Moderator

    I call these marathons. lol

    Sounds great!
     
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