Our very first IEP meeting, need concrete ideas that can help

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Registered: 02-06-2009
Our very first IEP meeting, need concrete ideas that can help
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Fri, 11-05-2010 - 7:13pm

My son is in grade 4 in WA State.

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Registered: 02-06-2009

I should say that this meeting isn't actually an IEP meeting, more just getting the team together to see what we should do. I requested the meeting because I just don't want to see this again.

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Registered: 05-02-2004

Good luck with this - my friend with a boy very like yours did get him an aid in Kinder and 1st grade.

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Registered: 02-24-2010

Is he already on an IEP?

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Registered: 02-06-2009
Yes, sorry. That's why I posted again. It's not actually an IEP meeting, just us starting out trying to get services, or team meeting as you say. I was looking for ideas I could ask for in his IEP when we get there- the principal doesn't think he would qualify and doesn't think there is any kind of service for him. She asked me what we expect from them, and I tried to answer but couldn't think of many concrete ideas that could be put into a 504 plan/IEP.
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Registered: 02-06-2009
Thank you for the reply! :D

That's what we did! After a couple years at school, we took him out and homeschooled him for 2 years, and now we're in a new district with a diagnosis this time (from a private doctor). He does go to the library on his own choosing every recess, but it's only open every other week due to cutbacks.
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I think you need help from someone with technical experience, which I don't have.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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Registered: 09-23-2008
If he has a dx of Aut, he can qualify for special education under the Aut label. First step is the testing. Who dx'd him Asperger's? Bring in all the paperwork. The school can accept the dx and proceed to IEP (rare), do some additional testing (almost always--they will do a classroom observation and teacher narrative at a minimum) or start over with all of their own testing (4 core).
They cannot/should not reject the private dx and also refuse to test. Not legal.


If and when he is found eligible, we can talk about services. It's a 2-part process, so don't get too far ahead, but YES he can and should get support with any part of the day that is problematic for him. If and when he is eligible, they cannot suspend him for more than 10 day/year of the behavior is a manifestation of his disability.

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Registered: 02-06-2009
Thank you for your reply. :) What other boards do you mean?
IV is slower for a lot of people since the change. It just doesn't seem like the same site. :/
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Registered: 02-06-2009
Thank you for the reply!!! :)
A Developmental Pediatrician dx'd him with Aspergers. I hadn't thought much lately of bringing in his dx, since nobody seems to be questioning it yet, but that's a good idea. The meeting we're having this week I was just told is to talk about what he may need and in a couple weeks we'll have a formal meeting about services. I really want ideas of what was possible to help him, since the principal asked me, confused, "What do you expect US to do?", as though there wasn't anything. So I feel it's up to me to have ideas so I don't leave the meeting feeling like nothing was accomplished...

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