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Posted by ELISA on March 12, 2000 at 20:45:37:

In Reply to: Re: Problems with School System posted by Terry S. on November 10, 1999 at 20:32:26:

: Nicky,

: Sorry it took me so long to respond. But if your
: doctor is not prescribing meds, the school cannot
: say what your son needs. I can't believe them!
: If they make an educaion plan they have to follow


: it. Get your doctor in on this. Find a support
: group that might know of a good avocate in your
: area. Do these things that don't cost money.
: Also if there is a ADD clinic in your area.
: Use this resource. I am lucky because I live
: in Massachusetts and there is an over abundance
: of medical expertise and clinics in my area.
: And if comes to a lawyer. Some of them will give
: you a free hour of advice.
: Don't give up. The school system cannot dictate
: medication for your child! Be strong.

: Terry

IF YOU CHILD QUALIFIES FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION
SERVICES WHAT IS WRITTEN IN HIS IEP SHOULD BE
FOLLOWED TO THE "DOT", IF HE HAS A 504 THE CLASSROOM ACCOMMODATIONS CAN BE MET, MORE TIME
FOR TESTS, SEATING POSITION, TIME-OUTS FOR BEHAVIOR ETC. THERE IS A LONG LIST OF ACCOMMODATIONS. LOOK UP WWW.WRIGHTSLAW.COM
YOU WILL FIND AN ABUNDANCE OF INFORMATION ON
WHAT YOU CAN ADVOCATE FOR YOUR CHILD. HERE
IN CALIFORNIA WE HAVE MATRIX AND SELPA A LOCAL
SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPT. I UNDERSTAND YOUR NEEDS MY SON SCORES HIGH IN ACADEMICS AND THE TEACHER DOES NOT FEEL HIS FINE MOTOR SKILLS ARE NO WORSE THAT THE OTHER NINE YEARS OLDS SO HE DOESN'T NOT QUALIFY FOR SERVICES/RESOURCE SO WE ARE LOOKING INTO A PRIVATE TUTOR. I HAVE TALKED TO EVERYONE AND HE JUST DOESN'T QUALIFY. IT DIFFICUCT TO
ACCEPT WHEN WE ARE TRYING TO DO THE BEST FOR OUR CHILDREN. HANG IN THERE AND GO TO THE WEB SITE. GOOD LUCK

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