Melanie - posted on 04/14/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )
We're having a problem with our school in Indiana, we have been working with the school and having IEP conferences for 5yrs now because my son has had speech and developmental delays. Last Tuesday we received the diagnosis that he has adhd and autistic disorder. When trying to get our IEP set for the end of the year now the school is telling us they want to re-evaluate his diagnosis with the school's psychologist. We have the special education teacher on board, his teacher, and his speech teacher, but the school psychologist says we can't get services unless we allow her to retest our son and do a classroom visit. Now I am worried the school will come back and try to disprove the diagnosis we have gotten from the doctor he has been seeing in order to save the school money on services. Any suggestions on what we can do? The school psychologist says we have to do this or they won't offer services. Am I wrong to think they should accept the diagnosis from my child's psychologist???? I'm not sure what to do, the only other advice I have gotten is that if the school says he isn't autistic then we should just go with that and hire a tutor on the side (which we can't afford). I believe my child is autistic and it has taken us almost 6 years to get to a diagnosis, I don't think it would be fair to my son to just 'let it go' and let the school decide whatever they choose.....