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46 Comments on "COMMUNITY HELPLINE: Ask or Answer a Question Here"


alice
04/24/2015

TRANSITIONED FROM PUBLIC TO PRIVATE SCHOOL WITH IEP

School district says that my child is not eligible for child find until October since we moved her to new school in January and that she can not have a service plan in place until 2016-2017 school year and that she does not need a 504 plan. “just because you are requesting a 504 Plan does not mean she is entitled to one” How do I ensure that my daughter’s rights are protected and what specific paper trail do I need to create. The private school receives title I funding, but they argued that “why do you want to have a 504 plan in place? there is no reason to provide this, your daughter is doing well here.” I argued with questions: What happens when she outgrows the private school and transitions back to the public school system without any documentation? What happens when a substitute teacher does not know that my child has a disability, how can we ensure that the accommodations that regular teacher has in place are offered or utilized” They said just because she has a IEP and you have chosen private school does not mean she entitled to a 504. Please help.

Alexa
04/24/2015

SPECIAL EDUCATION BY STATE

I am having a hard time finding a list of how each state ranks with regards to special education. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Maureen
04/24/2015

CLOSING BEHAVIORAL CLASS BEFORE SCHOOL ENDS

Can a special class for behavioral students close 30 days before the last school day and transfer student to other facilities…due to kids behavior…which has been a problem all year!