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ADHD student needs' ignored

Accommodations listed in the student’s IEP included extended time to turn in assignments. One teacher disregarded application of the accommodation and penalized student by giving lower grades for “missed assignments” even though student didn’t know about the assignment or turned it  in later than the typical students.Teacher would later pull student out of other classes to talk to student, making a spectacle of the student. 204 more words

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IEP meeting surprise for parent

I recently attended an IEP meeting where two atypical events happened.

First, the parent was asked an open-ended question:  what do you want for your child in the long-term?  327 more words

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Shawnee Mission School District: Autism students to be "reassigned"

SMSD sent letters to parents in the Crosstrails program at Broadmoor that their child will be reassigned to neighborhood schools and provided a para. https://wp.me/pl5tP-oC  150 more words

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IEP meeting deception in Missouri schools

Parents go to IEP meetings trusting the public school staff to do right by their child. However, school districts often operate on the premise of providing services to a child that fits what already exists at the district, and disregard the unique needs’ of the child that the IDEA indicates a child with special needs’ is entitled. 374 more words

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Child advocate for student rights in IEP meetings in Missouri

The special ed law (IDEA) regulations allows for a parent to take to IEP meetings whomever the parent may invite.

Some parents take family members, some parents take case managers from other agencies.  370 more words

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IEP forms in Missouri: child advocate sees districts' vary

Some districts in Missouri use their “own” forms for IEPs.  Districts are allowed to use their own forms as along as the form is in “compliance” with state regulations. 225 more words

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