Zonna: My daughter is currently a sophomore in high school. Her Freshman year she was unable to finish her end of course exam in English. She needed to guess the last 2 sections. She has a long history of spelling and pronunciation problems, and taking many hours to complete her homework, but because she was never failing the school district would never test her for dyslexia. I as her mother saw first hand her struggles and especially when she could not complete her EOC exam I had her independently tested. The results showed she has dyslexia and would qualify under 504 to receive extended time for tests. The high school refused any accommodations because of her current grades. My daughter is also part of a Dual Credit program at a community college, The test results were shown to them, the community college stated she has a disability and would received extended time on test and that the high school ruling is against the law.
Now in a follow up 504 meeting with the high school they are inviting another diagnostician to be there. Should I retain a lawyer or have my diagnostician come to the 504 meeting? Help. This is in TEXAS.