Homebound Instruction: 60(+) ABSENCES- SCHOOL REFUSES IEP

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DR: Excessive absences are impacting my son’s educational ‘experience’, but because he’s a smart kid with high test scores the school says there is no academic impact and is denying him appropriate Homebound Instruction. Aren’t both the ‘experience’ and the ‘academics’ included in determining IEPs and right/eligibility to homebound instruction? If so, how can we fight for this-whats our next step? District said would only consider it if he was hospitalized for extended period or had something life threatening.

BACKGROUND:
-District insists ‘no academic impact’=no additions to IEP.
-Receives IEP for Speech and OT for handwriting. 504 modifications for ADHD, Sensory Disorder, and Anxiety. Allows Fidgets, wobble seat, etc but modifications/accommodations are STILL being implemented despite being some going back to 2014.
-Homebound Instruction Certification: Asthma, Ehlers Danlos, Anxiety, Migraines, and IBS. Currently offering tutoring only for 45 minutes twice a week, late evening when my son is too ill to work. Need Homebound Instruction added to IEP to receive during the day. Need remaining modifications implemented in more timely manner. Offer to pay/provide myself have been refused.
-More than 790 emails, conferences, phone calls etc. Not getting anywhere after 2 years of fighting.

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Chuck

You should learn about your state’s rules on homebound services. Some states require this for students who are not on an IEP. Your state parent training & information project can assist you. http://www.parentcenterhub.org/find-your-center