I asked for a simple (no-cost) accommodation for my child who has a traumatic pre-adoption history. The school refused, saying they did not want to set a precedent. I am now going to request an IEP or 504 plan, asking for this accomodation, and additional ones as well (all very easy for them to do).
Any advice on how to respond to their argument (about a precedent)? If she qualifies for an IEP or 504, can they refuse the accomodation - assuming we have provided expert opinions that it will benefit her? Any tips or advice will be appreciated.
Answer by ThrivingMom at 9:34 AM on Oct. 7, 2009
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Answer by Lesli at 12:22 AM on Oct. 7, 2009
My son is on an IEP, I asked for many accommodations when he transitioned from elem. to middle school and I had no problems with the staff seeing it my way. I asked for and was granted permission to come to the school early and get his locker so we could work with him on how to open it and put a few things in it, the school even had his teacher meet us to get the locker (the teacher list had not been posted and was not to be released but they did it for us) Our elem schools have all the children come in the week before school starts to see their classroom and meet their teachers. You are not asking for anything extraordinary, I feel that your principal is being lax in their job. Pursue the IEP or 504 depending on what you qualify for, it sounds like this will come in handy in the future. Also be prepared many schools do not follow the IEP's so you have to stay involved by checking in frequently.
Answer by 3_ring_circus_ at 12:32 AM on Oct. 7, 2009