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  •  I'm disputing on the basis (4+ / 0-)

    of social skills and nonverbal on that basis, that I feel he DOES meet the criteria but it just didn't show clearly enough during the evaluation. Where I'm stuck on is speech, they refuse to accept the fact that he was a late talker and even now has articulation problems as qualifications and insist that he isnt far enough behind to qualify in the verbal section. What I don't understand is why they say it has to be all three to get assistance... Im going to try their director of special services which is apparently the next level up

    His fire, their mommy. I never wanted to be different, I just wanted to be me.

    by littlefire on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 08:33:42 PM PST

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    •  Actually, this problem isn't uncommon. (2+ / 0-)
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      I've heard of several instances where therapies are working well, then the school wants to claim there is no more 'demonstrated need' for continued services.

      The hardest thing is that they tell you they care about students, & they really don't & you can't make them. And they lie way too often.

      I also second the use of tape recorders for ANY talking to school personnel - tell them ahead of time. If they don't consent, don't talk - schedule an official meeting, where they can't refuse with prior notification.

      I had to threaten to bring an attorney & sue; other parents have had to go to civil damages against the district for job loss (time away from work to deal with melt downs, medical costs, etc.) everything you can think of.

      In CA we have Protection & Advocacy to help parent s & families, I don't know bout TX. I do know one family that moved because they could get no services in TX for their low functioning child in the 1990s.

      I don't know if this link will help,  

      but it will definitely get you used to terminology. When I had to advocate, knowing the terminology was a powerful weapon - they hate when you can force them to act with their own language.

      Best of luck & remember to take care of yourself as the battle is a long one.
      Also, parent support groups are golden.

      Something that doesn't make good sense, makes bad sense. That means someone is being deliberately hurtful & selfish. Look for motives behind actions & words.

      by CA wildwoman on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 12:35:32 AM PST

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