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June
05/23/2015

RESIDENTIAL PLACEMENT

My daughter has an IEP placement at a non-public school, but she has recently been in and out of the hospital many times due to depression and anxiety. Her doctor and principal have recommended a residential facility, but OUSD only offered a day treatment center, which is inappropriate. We have already placed her in the residential facility, due to need. How can I get the district to agree with this placement?

cynthia
05/23/2015

PLACEMENT CHANGE – PRE-DETERMINED?

hi i have a question about a change of placement. my son has severe non verbal autism and behavior issues. the grace school placed him in a private school that specifically works with children with behavior issues. he is doing very well there. he starts highschool next year. now the highschool district wants to change his placement to a different private school (they have a contract with this school and its considered in district) i do not want my sons placement changed. at his current school he receives many wonderful supports and therapies. among other things they have animal therapy every week and they go out into the community sometimes 3 times a week. he will lose all of that at the new school. how can i fight this. also the director of special services told me on our first phone call that she had already decided where my son was going next year. please help

Tiffany
05/23/2015

SCHOOL IDENTIFIES CHILD WITH SLD – WHAT’S NEXT?

Our child has just been identified as having a SLD by school district. We received a letter that they would be in touch. What’s next and what’s the time frame? We are in PA. Thanks!

Karen
05/22/2015

PARENT TELLS IEP TEAM THAT MEETING IS OVER AND LEAVES

I was at my son’s IEP transition meeting to Middle School this week. Without prior knowledge, the a member of the IEP team brought up a topic that I was not prepared for and did not feel comfortable discussing without my husband and I being present. I told the IEP team that the meeting was over and I was not going to discuss this matter any further and I got up and left the meeting. (Under the assumption that the meeting was over). About 2 hours later, I received via email, a copy of a completed IEP which I do not agree with and were not made by the entire IEP team (myself, the school nurse and his para-specific (I did not excuse them from the meeting)).

I have requested a new meeting be held but have received no response. I have also began preparing my Notice of Due Process. Can you advise me as to whether the school acted appropriately by continuing the meeting? How long should I wait for the school to respond to scheduling a meeting? Should I go ahead and file the Notice of Due Process since the IEP was signed and presented as complete?

Thanks for helping!
Karen

Doug
05/22/2015

SCHOOL WON’T ALLOW ME TO SEE VIDEO OF MY KID

How does the school have permission to video my kids for security reasons, but if something happens, only the school and the police officials are allowed to see that video and I am not allowed to? They claim privacy for other students, but that is the same thing they claim when they say I can’t visit the classroom. How do I get to see that video?