Meeting at School - 504/IEP Went to the meeting at my son's school this morning with my friend (acting as our advocate). They were expecting my son to be there, but nobody informed me that my son should be there. He stayed home today (still recovering from foot injury during PE). I would have brought him along if they had told me he should be there .... Another goof up from the school personnel ... The meeting was long, about 2 1/2 hours. Present: myself, friend (our advocate), school psychologist, school nurse, Resource Specialist, and Learning Director. The Resource Specialist was basically in charge of the meeting, did most of the talking and decision making. We spent most of the time going over the existing 504 Plan, going over my list of notes (everyone had a copy), addressing most of the points on my list, and making revisions to my son's already existing 504 Plan. We now have a watered-down 504 Plan, with fewer items checked off. The Resource Specialist wants to experiment and see what works best, so he said that we need to start off with fewer items on the 504 Plan. We hashed out a lot of ideas ... I think (?) we are making some progress, but only time will tell ... Some important items were added to my son's 504 Plan: -- provide copy of notes to be copied/transcribed -- Homework Club (Tuesday and Thursday) -- teacher will initial homework assignment notebook -- cueing to stay on task -- time-away pass -- inservice teachers (after new school year begins in August) I really wanted to add a few more things, but the Resource Specialist was very firm on not doing that.