My 11 year old 6th grader has always struggled with reading, phonics, spelling, and his handwriting is atrocious. He is diagnosed with Auditory Processing Disorder. The most recent private evaluation discovered a major math delay.
His middle school says he didn’t need any support and wanted to deny him services.
We drafted an IEP with 3 well written goals, including Reading Comprehension. The final IEP completely omitted the reading goal!
Last meeting – No PLOP. No goals. No services. Now they want to evaluate again.
We have no money for a tutor, advocate, or attorney.
- Can I go to Due Process without one?
- Will mediation be the better route?
- How can I continue to advocate for him?
You Need an Attorney at Due Process
I do not suggest that you go to due process with a multi-million dollar school district without an attorney.
You do not know how to do that. You need an attorney to tell you if you have a case, and how to frame the case.
Running Out of Time
Since you are unable to hire an appropriately trained tutor, an advocate, or an attorney, you will need to provide what is needed through another route.
You can take the training and practicum necessary to teach reading. You can take the training necessary to become an advocate. Or, a combination of both.
Both of these options take time your son does not have. [Read more →]