My first IEP meeting for my son took place 9 years ago & it was terrible. First of all, I didn't even know I was having an IEP mtg. b/c nobody called it that. I thought I was just mtg. w/the school psych. to discuss my son's test results, but when I got there, in addition to the school psych, there were the bldg. principal, the classroom teacher, the reading specialist and the school counselor. They had me sign a piece of paper (a NOREP, but I didn't know that at the time) & sent me on my way, totally denying my son any services (yet it was his teacher who had initiated the process - I guess she was over-ruled). I had initially made my request for evaluation in Oct., but it wasn't until May that it was done & the results reported to me, which is totally illegal in my state, but I didn't know that. Much has changed for us since then & I know my bad experience was b/c of the district we were in, but it could happen to anybody.
at 10:16 AM on May. 21, 2010