IEP MEETING

Ash - posted on 06/22/2012 ( 12 moms have responded )

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This will be my first IEP meeting and I am very scared, I have to choise from leaving him with infant and toddler program up untill 4 years old,where they come to my home,or school for speech and occupational therpay,or find a good school for him to deal with his disabilities.How did you guys figure out best route to go? My son loves being with other kids,but this will not be one on one in the home,where he is confrtable with.

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Kristina - posted on 06/30/2012

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If possible find someone to go with you it makes it easier on you to have another set of eyes and ears. Also don't sign the IEP take it home and read it, something I am just now learning to do. Even if you think you agree completely take it home and read it before you sign because some times the person that is typing out the IEP will word things a little differently and that can make a big difference. Get a real good night sleep the night before and remember YOU are your child's voice and no one knows him better then you listen to your in voice.

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Candice - posted on 07/18/2012

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It has been suggested that we work with a school system to do homeschooling/attending school. where she might go to school 1-2 days a week and homeschool for the rest. I'll let you know how it goes ;)

Ash - posted on 07/02/2012

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Kristina,thanks for that, did the papers say somthing that you didnt expect it to say?
Amanda, my sons bday is SEPT4

Ash - posted on 06/24/2012

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This is True and I will see if I am able to do it,from my understanding I can stick with the infant n toddler program/early intervention where they come to are home or wherever he is to help up untill he is 4 and if during that time I want to change to the school program I can. However once IEP meeting and I sign papers saying for him to go to a school that will fit him,I cannot change my mind So alot is going on,and less then a month to decide

Amanda - posted on 06/24/2012

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I would find out what your options are and how they recommend you choose one. Like another mom said, see if you can do a trial of each one. I have heard that if your child is being enrolled for speech delay being with other children, at a young age, often helps rather than hinders as it might for older kids. Just a thought!

Ash - posted on 06/24/2012

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Thanks alot,yes this is very scary,im so overwelmed but have to do whats best for my son

Lanae - posted on 06/24/2012

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Remember that if the IEP is not working you can call for another IEP meeting at anytime. IEP meeting's can be overwhelming, butThey are not written in stone. You can make changes, but the school has to follow it they can not change it without your permission.

Iridescent - posted on 06/22/2012

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Ask if you're allowed to trial in the classroom before agreeing. Monitor it. Also, don't sign anything unless you know you agree, and if you don't agree, sign that you DO NOT agree and return it within 10 days.

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