Aides: MY CHILD’S SCHOOL DISAGREES ON A FULLTIME AIDE

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Esme:  I agreed with school for an aide for my child from 10 am -1:30 pm. I’m fighting for an Aide from 8-10a.m. I don’t want to send her those 2 hrs without the aide. Its unsafe. Need help

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Google one on one aide on the wrightslaw.com home page. You will find several good articles to assist you.

Esme, why do you want your child to have a full-time aide? Why do you think school is unsafe unless she has an aide?

Has she been found eligible for special education services? What is her disability? How does her disability affect her ability to learn? Does she have an IEP? If she does, what services does she receive under the IEP?

An aide is a “related service” under IDEA. Her IEP team should recommend an aide if they think she needs one. What evidence or data – aside from your opinion – do you have to show your child needs a full-time aide?

In many cases, when a parent wants a service – especially an expensive service like an aide – the school team needs info from an evaluation that supports this request. You can request a comprehensive psycho-educational evaluation by the school or you can arrange that she be evaluated by an expert in the private sector.

“How to Request a One-to-One Paraprofessional” will help you sort out your options: http://www.wrightslaw.com/info/relsvc.aide.steedman.htm

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