The Thin Line

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  1. Thank you for sharing. Special education in public schools is designed to help students, but often teachers and administrators don’t have the necessary resources. REMEMBER you, as a parent, have rights! You CAN ALWAYS request things like a 1:1 paraprofessional or accommodations. Don’t just take what they say in the IEP meeting and assume it has to be that way. My best advice is to demand they send home the “draft” copy of the IEP at least a week before the IEP. Get informed. Know your rights. Know what they write in that “draft” copy versus what you want as a parent. Write what you would prefer to be in there on your “draft” copy and go the meeting. Ask to go through the draft from the first page to the last and tell them every change you would to make.

    1. Thank you for the advice. We’ve certainly come a long way since that first CSE meeting. We have advocates who come with us, and we’ve made significant changes to her IEP as we’ve seen fit. It doesn’t hurt that the school has a new principal now as well.

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