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daughter three and half
had IEP for special education, she is in 3K for delays (sppech, socail, OT)
has autism-not in schoolrecord as school IEP said no educationsl autism
looking ahead for 4K and most important trying to get services through summer months
hear it is not impossible but, not easy
all comes down to $
speoke to school system, will be meeting with IEP team to eval how she is doing etc before foraml IEP meeting later after this meeting
KEY WORDS used by school money holder is... will child REGRESS if IEP/school system does not provide services through summer months
schooladminn person, always comes down to money-of course- child can have summer services if IEP team (i will bepart of it) provides info that child will REGRESS through summer, or will have more difficult time catching backup to where child was before break.

anyone, get school therapy/IEP services through Summer months =child will be in 4K next fall, already behide peers, has moderate autism-but school not taking into account- by law they do not have to if not educational autism-whatever-GRR!

school admin lady today- when i said wanted summer services, tryed to sell me on rec department services-run by volunteers... sure they are great people but not therapists trainned in autism! i am not buying, willing to go to state capitol to fight for my daughter right to have state run services

any help from moms who have done it, or moms who know how to fight the tough fight

key law will have to provide services if... child will regress without

got my fighting gloves on, ready to take on money holders in school system, would like all approaches, would like to start out playing nice, but ready to be a big bitch=loudest parent, fighting for my childs legal right to special education

thanks for the help with my fight to come


Asked by fiatpax at 11:43 AM on Jan. 10, 2011 in

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Answers (2)
  • The autism is not in the school record because you have to MAKE them put it in the IEP...with proof of DX from the doctor. The school cannot DX anyone with anything, they are not qualified. Not sure how to go about wording things, talk to someone at the school (nother parent) that has an IEP for their child. That is the best bet.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 12:26 PM on Jan. 10, 2011

  • no...
    school has its own level of autism for education
    she does have autism report from PhD but school does NOT have to put into IEP - by IEP law
    it has to be autism that impairs her ability to learn - hence educational autism, autism from PhD does NOT carry weight with school

    talk to someone at school? the school admin special education person will be at IEP for next year- also her job to keep cost down

    still looking for some help from a mom who has done this hurdle...ANYONE out there!?

    Comment by fiatpax (original poster) at 3:05 PM on Jan. 10, 2011