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Starting the IEP/504 evaluation process

Posted by on Apr. 9, 2014 at 9:58 AM
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Well we just started the IEP/504 evaluation process at school (turned in the written request yesterday). They have been trying to avoid it, which the psychiatrist has been pushing to have it. We finally decided to go ahead and do it. We're thinking a 504 would be better for him. So, I guess we now wait for the next step.

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dawncs
by Dawn on Apr. 9, 2014 at 12:34 PM
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Good luck! You have to realize it is in government regulation for the parent to initiate the IEP/Section 504 evaluation process, and it is not a school rule. The teacher's hands are tied if the parent refuses to put the request in writing on doing the evaluation. I recommend reading: http://www.wrightslaw.com/, http://www.autismspeaks.org/, http://www.easterseals.com/, and http://www.thearc.org/.

sunshinepraying
by Bronze Member on Apr. 9, 2014 at 12:53 PM
Yes, we just put the request in yesterday

Quoting dawncs:

Good luck! You have to realize it is in government regulation for the parent to initiate the IEP/Section 504 evaluation process, and it is not a school rule. The teacher's hands are tied if the parent refuses to put the request in writing on doing the evaluation. I recommend reading: http://www.wrightslaw.com/, http://www.autismspeaks.org/, http://www.easterseals.com/, and http://www.thearc.org/.

jowen905
by Jan on Apr. 9, 2014 at 1:08 PM

My 12 year old son, in 6th grade, has been through the evaluation process at school.  He does not qualify for an IEP, but he does have a 504 (shortened assignments or longer time to complete assignments as determined by the teacher and a couple other accommodations).  He has high functioning AD and Anxiety Disorder.  Feel free to ask any questions you might have!

Gloria1025
by Bronze Member on Apr. 9, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Good luck!   It is certainly a "process" - feel free to ask any questions you have as you navigate through it!

sunshinepraying
by Bronze Member on Apr. 9, 2014 at 1:57 PM

Thanks. Yeah, I don't think he will qualify for IEP, but maybe get a 504.

Quoting jowen905:

My 12 year old son, in 6th grade, has been through the evaluation process at school.  He does not qualify for an IEP, but he does have a 504 (shortened assignments or longer time to complete assignments as determined by the teacher and a couple other accommodations).  He has high functioning AD and Anxiety Disorder.  Feel free to ask any questions you might have!


sunshinepraying
by Bronze Member on Apr. 9, 2014 at 1:58 PM

Thank you

Quoting Gloria1025:

Good luck!   It is certainly a "process" - feel free to ask any questions you have as you navigate through it!


sunshinepraying
by Bronze Member on Apr. 9, 2014 at 1:58 PM

Thank you for the links

Quoting dawncs:

Good luck! You have to realize it is in government regulation for the parent to initiate the IEP/Section 504 evaluation process, and it is not a school rule. The teacher's hands are tied if the parent refuses to put the request in writing on doing the evaluation. I recommend reading: http://www.wrightslaw.com/, http://www.autismspeaks.org/, http://www.easterseals.com/, and http://www.thearc.org/.


darbyakeep45
by Darby on Apr. 10, 2014 at 5:50 AM

Good luck mama!

TheJerseyGirl
by Michele on Apr. 10, 2014 at 6:38 AM
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 It can be feel longer than it really is, but once it's in place, he can finally get the help he deserves! I hope they don;t drag their feet and they really work quickly to get this done. Good luck!

mypbandj
by Jen on Apr. 10, 2014 at 9:25 AM
Good for you!! I hope that it all works out for you guys.
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