UPDATE to (i need help my son wants to drop out)
I just recieved an email from the program specialist:
Hello Ms. Crisman,
Thank you so much for contacting the Exceptional Children Department regarding your son William and his educational needs. I am happy to help in any way that I can. I understand from reviewing school records that William has received 8 cumulative days of OSS this school year, as well as 4 full days of ISS. I also understand that there are a number of times that William has gone to ISS for a class period and not full day. After speaking with the school administrator, I was informed that you have been contacted via email by both the building principal as well as the case manager. It is my understanding that the case manager is working with you to schedule a meeting to develop a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) for William. This is a very proactive step and one that William should definitely be a part of. His input and perspective will be a much needed piece to this puzzle. As we know with children with ASD, “buy in” is a must. By William participating, it will help with his “buy in”.
In the meantime, I have contacted Debbie Higginbotham, Exceptional Children Zone Coordinator (ECZC) for the Northeast Learning Community. I have requested that Debbie provide support to the school to ensure that they are ready for the meeting with you. I have also received a request from the building administrator to have a member of our behavior support team visit Bradley and provide consultative services in regards to William. Please keep me posted as to how the BIP meeting goes. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
I agree that Will is spending too much time out of class for behaviors. We definitely need to meet to update and revise the BIP t ensure that we can make it work for him. I would like for him to be part of the meeting so that we can make sure he buys into it. If you can please let me know when you are available we will meet to take care of this. Please know that the 8th grade teachers are available beginning at 11:00 am if we want to include the entire educational team.
I look forward to working with you,