Trina: Kinder 6 year old Down Syndrome currently SSN 2 Program that offers a teacher and para 75% of time, all ages. She needs full support. She Has IEP, BIP, FBA.
Avoids tasks, language gap with peers. No inclusion with age appropriate children which has been shown successful, and behaviors less.
The School teams feels that she needs to be placed to SSN3 Program, Full time Para 2-1 and in a class with all ages.There are no age appropriate children in this program either. Children are more challenged, behaviors greater.
We want to keep our daughter in the SSN2 program with support and inclusion to age appropriate children with a full day next year, or have full time para and full time inclusion to age appropriate children.
The school team says this is too restrictive, Para support 2-1 is the least restrictive.
We want to negotiate with the school. I need to understand what LRE/INCLUSION means for a student like my daughter?
Can you please educate me so I understand better before attending our meeting tomorrow morning.