What happens if I don’t sign the IEP? Short answer: Nothing. In most cases. Only 2-3 states require a parent’s signature on the IEP to begin services. That is, after the first IEP. You usually have to sign that one to begin services. But I have heard this from more parents than I can count. […]
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“I asked for something for my child’s IEP. Now the school is retaliating.” Sometimes I hear the stories and think “How, how did we get here?” And, many times I’ve seen a parent seek assistance and many parents chime in, “That’s illegal, they can’t do that!” Sigh. I wish it was that simple. Yes, it […]
Zero tolerance policies and their devastating effect on kids in special education. I will never forget that mom’s face. Never before have I seen a woman be carrying so much stress and worry in her face. I was walking out of a meeting. It was a manifestation hearing for a client. This particular district held […]
IEP Transition IEP Transition is probably the most important time in a student’s life. Yet it is the section of the IEP that I see inadequate and downright botched most of the time. For example, I once had a client, and her entire transition section of her IEP had one sentence. “She likes to braid […]
Do I have to tell the school about my child’s medication? (or add it to the IEP?) Do I have to tell the school about my child’s medication? That comes up at least once or twice a month in our Facebook group. There are many different tangents to this issue. Hopefully, I can give an […]
What every parent ought to know about signing away FAPE. “My district wants me to sign away FAPE! Why would I do that?!?!” I often get emails and messages with this question and quite often the moms are in a panic. I get it–I mean, after all, you fought so long and hard for your […]