IEPs: MOVING DAUGHTER FROM GEN ED CLASSROOM WITH AN AIDE TO A SPECIAL EDUCATION CLASSROOM

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Deborah:  My 8 year old daughter with Down Syndrome has been in a general education classroom with an aide and the school called a special IEP meeting to move her into a FALS program (Functional Academic Life Skills). They stated that the school district is pulling her paraprofessional because they are overstaffed. My question is, my daughter will now be in a Special education classroom? Will she ever be considered to go back into the general ed classroom. Can they do this and take her aide away from her?

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Janet
01/09/2016 5:32 pm

Tell them NO. You do not agree to this change in her educational program and placement.

What does her IEP say regarding her services? I would not let this happen.Do not sign agreeing to this. You can file a complaint with the State Dept of Ed and that she stays put in her current educational placement until there is a decision from the State.

It is wonderful for disabled kids and non disabled kids to be educated in class together. In Ohio, this is the way they they had their classes, except for the very severely disabled. In California they tend to separate all of the kids.

Deborah
01/09/2016 5:32 pm

Thank you Janet!! I am in Texas by the way. My daughter has been included all of this time in a general education classroom so I have not really had to question anything so far. I appreciate your feedback.

Rachael
01/09/2016 5:32 pm

You are part of the IEP team. They can’t change the educational placement without your consent and mentioning money is really a no no. I can’t believe they said that. They have to meet your daughter’s needs related to accessing the Least Restrictive Environment and if that requires a one on one then they must provide it.

Janet
01/09/2016 5:31 pm

Jump on the table in the IEP,if you have to to get them to realize you mean bussiness.

Chuck
01/09/2016 5:31 pm

I am with the TX parent training & information center. We have staff through out the state who can assist you. Go to our website at http://www.PartnersTx.org Or contact me – cnoe59@hotmail.com

Janet
01/09/2016 5:31 pm

Chuck, like. Need a thumbs up button.