I know many of you have had to advocate for your child and learn your legal rights. I'm at that point where I need to research LEA (???? not sure what that is) and WrightsLaws??
I live in a state where schools provide the basic speech, OT, and PT in the schools if needed, but not ABA. Ok, so no ABA. Well, my son has wads of sensory issues that get in his way in school. We have him in some private sensory therapy, but the schools do not have this internally. His teachers really think they would benefit form his private therapist coming in and helping him in the school environment. His private therapist does as well, adn our insurance would pay for it at no cost to the school system. It would also be at a time when other children are not yet there. The OT's the school have admit they will not provide this therapy to him as they do not do sensory therapy, and honestly have done a shitty job of providing any OT to 2 of my kids that do not yet even write, one can not even eat on her own. So, got the denial today officially that school will not allow the private in. Teacher is amazing with my kids and knowledge, but obviously has to uphold the school decision as she is the employee. But on the side she also told me to look into the LEA and WrightsLaw as she feels this is well within his rights to request, but I will need to fight for it.
Now I'm stuck and don't even know how to get started or what to do. And while I can normally go to the teacher for every help I need, I can't on this one. Has anyone else ever brought private therapists into the school environment to provide services for your child instead of or in addition to the school services? If so, how did you make it happen?