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my special needs child

Posted by on Apr. 19, 2013 at 5:25 AM
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My daughter is 6 years old.... she is high fuctioning autism, serveral developmentaly delay,and maybe ADHD she also has server ashma, and alleries to dogs cat, dust, dust mite. I. Homeschool her bc the school refused to work with her and understand her special needs, they put her in a general class room and when I noticed it was too much I asked about moving her and said we don't have the funds to help her so she's going to fail kindgaren bc they didn't want to work with her.... even tho 2 hours worth of work takes all day we still do it and she's. On the honor roll and doing great. They also want to put her on meds for her issues with when she can't. Coop well after her friends leave the house she begins to hit the wall with her head and if ur by her ur next and throwing things and that will last for days....
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RobinChristine
by on Apr. 19, 2013 at 5:29 AM
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Welcome,I am Robin. My son Thor is 17YO and has a host of issues. His story is on my homepage,check it out.Does your daughter have an IEP,if you wanted her in a classroom. By law they need to work with her.

mandee1503
by Amanda on Apr. 19, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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N.Carter2001
by Silver Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Welcome ! I am Nicole. Our son Jacob has autism. He will be 5 years old next week. He is not potty trained. And he is finally talking. He is still way behind. But he is starting to understand. He has been in preschool 2 years. He gets very little therapy. So we just work with him at home. Next year will be better. He is going up a grade. Different teacher and this will be a special Ed class.12 student and 1 teacher and 4 helpers. 

sdonnell
by on Apr. 19, 2013 at 10:24 AM
She's had an IEP since she was 3 years old. That's when she started speech thearpy and OT and heard the words Autism but still had to take her to specialist which took 3 years.... to get a diagnosis.... which we still need to see another specialist... alexis has been trying to talk about a year but 6 months ago is when we started to understand a little.... still have problems.... she's been complety potty trained for 3 years still have accidents if she spaces out a forgets to go and doesn't make it.
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sdonnell
by on Apr. 19, 2013 at 10:27 AM
Ohh and to the class room issue is they don't have a budget for special ed classes in schools here where I live.... so I made the decion to home school since I'm home anyways and I can give her the time she needs.
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by on Apr. 19, 2013 at 5:05 PM

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SamMom912
by Silver Member on Apr. 19, 2013 at 8:26 PM

 

that sounds bizzarre that your district has no legal obligation to educate your DD. Have you checked thru http://www.wrightslaw.com/nclb/faqs.htm to make sure your DD isnt eligible for more ( does she still get speach therapy, occupational therapy, ABA, sensory intergration, physical therapy) then she is getting on their dime? You pay taxes, Im sure. LOL

My son is 6 also HFA, with GAD (anxiety disorder and sesnory processing disorder) but in our local district in a 1/2 regualr ed, 1/2 special ed class with 1 reg ed teacher, 1 special ed teacher and 1 se aide and 19 kids. He has had a bumpy road, but is doing well now (knocking on wood).  My son is not medicated, and I will avoid medicating for as long as I can. I manage him pretty well following Dr. Ross greene's methodolgy for helping our kids.

Quoting sdonnell:

She's had an IEP since she was 3 years old. That's when she started speech thearpy and OT and heard the words Autism but still had to take her to specialist which took 3 years.... to get a diagnosis.... which we still need to see another specialist... alexis has been trying to talk about a year but 6 months ago is when we started to understand a little.... still have problems.... she's been complety potty trained for 3 years still have accidents if she spaces out a forgets to go and doesn't make it.


 

mommyto3121405
by on Apr. 20, 2013 at 8:08 AM

my son is 4 1/2 has autism and possible adhd but they arent sure. he isnt potty trained but his behavior is alot better than is was. he has very little speech but he gets ot,speech and pt at school which he goes to 5 days a week

sdonnell
by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 3:44 AM
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I want to thank everyone for the adivice. Knowing that I'm not the only one having issues but we did start the risperdal this weekend and we can already tell a difference she is trying to talk clearly more.... and also when she went to a birthday party today without me which it was only next door and they had my number and when they told her it was time to come home she did with no fighting so no meltdowns this weekend. Its made me cry happy tears that she didn't did something without mommy telling her step by step on what's going to happen.
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Elyssa414
by Elyssa on Apr. 22, 2013 at 9:09 AM
Wow. Your school district is lying to you! They are legally obligated to provide an appropriate educational setting to all students- and I'm sure your daughter is not the only SN kid in the district. Wrights law states that they have to provide all services on the IEP (including special education!!), and cannot write an IEP based on funding- ONLY based on the child's needs. You need to find an advocate or lawyer in your area. They are seriously breaking the law. (And they get federal funding for SN education!) ugh I hate that they've basically won by pushing you out. Ugh!! (Not a reflection on you- just stupid schools thinking they can get away with citing funding as a reason to not educate our kids!!)
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