Need Recommendations for Special Education

Alexis - posted on 10/23/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I have a son that is 13 years old, we adopted him some time ago. He was recently diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Absence Seizures. The doctors also tested his IQ and reported to us that he is IQ is very low for his age. My husband and I are trying to determine, what we would like to do with him school wise, before he gets into high school. We don't know anything about our options or where to turn. Opinions on 504 Plans, IEP, and Special Ed. Or anything else we don't know about. We are new to this and don't know too much about anything. Any suggestions or stories are bound to help. Thank You.

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Sarah - posted on 10/24/2015

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Try to meet other families of SN kids and ask questions, go to the Director of Special Ed services and sit down and talk with the teachers, principal, school nurse. Stick to your guns until you get an IEP thank meets his needs, and if you feel it isn't enough petition to change it. The school will probably want to do evaluations of their own, and that is not anything to worry about. It will not give them the fianl say so over he diagnosis, placement or lesson plans. What do you feel his main issues are?

Alexis - posted on 10/24/2015

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The main problem with not knowing much information is that our school is not on board. They don't agree with what the physicians have diagnosed my son with, therefore they don't want to take action. So I'm just trying to find out what options are out there so I can make a presentation to the school with what we would like to take place. Hopefully the school will jump on board soon.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 10/23/2015

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Alexis, this will be a team effort between you, your son, the school and his physicians. Bring the school into the loop. They can be incredibly helpful in explaining the differences between all of the levels of support, and which would be most applicable in your situation.
Generally, you'll be working with your district's special services team, and as long as communication is open, all will work out!
Hang in there!

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