My 12 yr old daughter has had an IEP for 5 years for deficits in written communication skills. A year before we were scheduled for a triennial evaluation, the school requested a data review.
Since she makes As and does well in school, the school intends to drop her IEP and discontinue services.
NOT SO FAST!
The school cannot unilaterally discontinue your daughter’s special education services unless you go along.
You need to be an effective advocate for your daughter.
Learn the legal requirements for eligibility.
Make sure you understand how eligibility decisions are made.
Before the school determined that your child WAS eligible for special ed services, they were required to do a comprehensive evaluation and assess all areas of suspected disability.
Before the school can determine that your daughter is NOT eligible for special ed services, they are required to do a comprehensive evaluation and assess all areas of suspected disability.
Has the school completed this comprehensive evaluation?
- Do you have a copy?
- Do you agree with the findings?
If you don’t agree, you may need to get an independent educational evaluation.
Please read this article about “Terminating Eligibility” now!