More hope for upcoming IEP meeting

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by flutterby, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    After speaking with PCA, the school psychiatric is really liking the idea of keeping difficult child in her regular classes - where it's a better fit academically - and having an aide in the class to assist her when she needs it, among other things.

    :surprise:

    The meeting hasn't happened yet, and I'm not going to get my hopes up....but it's just....wow. FINALLY! I feel like just maybe I can quit banging my head against that particular brick wall.

    I really wish we could have had this guy before high school. Imagine the progress that could have been made by now.

    Keep your fingers crossed, please!
     
  2. whatamess

    whatamess New Member

    All parts are crossed for you and your difficult child. Your daughter has a right to the least restrictive environment, and if that environment is the reg. ed. room with supplemental aids and services, the law (IDEA2004) protects you. You must get it written into the IEP though. Even if they talk about it at the IEP, if it's not actually written in, it won't happen.
     
  3. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Crossing all body parts and adding in a prayer too. Sounds promising.
     
  4. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    If they refuse to give her the aid, get a....help me guys, notice of action refused? Is that right?

    Basically its a little form that says they declined to give her the aid.

    Won't help you now, but if she starts having problems and you have to go back to the table, you can bring that out and say we tried your way, now how 'bout mine...just gives you a little more leverage to work with if you need it.
     
  5. DaisyFace

    DaisyFace Love me...Love me not

    Crossing fingers for you!

    Good luck!

    --Daisyface
     
  6. ML

    ML Guest

    Fingers crossed! I look forward to hearing a positive update soon.
     
  7. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Keeping my fingers crossed as well.
     
  8. tictoc

    tictoc New Member

    I hope you get the aide! That can make such a huge difference. Do fight to have it written into the IEP...The school district person from Special Education, who has been very good generally, tried to say it didn't have to be written into the IEP, which did not sit well with husband and me. We insisted on it being in the IEP and the school district complied.
     
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