IEP meeting tomorrow

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Registered: 01-07-2008
IEP meeting tomorrow
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Wed, 03-10-2010 - 3:11pm

Wish me luck!


Think it should be ok, we need to focus on transitioning Euan to high school in August but so far so good, he's doing well at school and seems to have all the support he needs. But you never know, sometimes they blindside you at these meetings (particularly in my experience when they are doing well and they then suddenly decide to withdraw supports...I have lost count of the number of times I have had to explain that the Aspergers will not just 'go away' or be 'grown out of' and if supports are withdrawn his behaviour and grades will plummet....)


Anyway, have to go without DH so better have my wits about me as it's me, the deputy principal, the special needs person, the ASD outreach co-ordinator, the teacher, the educational psychologist and the special needs co-ordinator for the high school. I must remember to thank them for scheduling the meeting months ago and checking for my availability, rather than telling us two days beforehand like they usually do!


Kirsty, mum to Euan (11, Aspergers Syndrome) Rohan (7, NT) and Maeve (4, NT)

"My definition of housework is to sweep the room with a glance"


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Registered: 02-28-2008
Wed, 03-10-2010 - 3:29pm

Good luck!

Transition planning is always full of anxiety for me. We're in the midst of planning for middle school here. I'm hoping that the team has done enough planning that the transition goes fairly smoothly.

Let us know how it went.

Andrea, mom to

Graham
Miles
Anson

Andrea, mom to

Graham
Miles
Anson
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Registered: 09-13-2008
Thu, 03-11-2010 - 5:54pm
I hope it went well today. How did it go?
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Registered: 01-07-2008
Fri, 03-12-2010 - 8:50am

It went very well: Euan has made significant progress in key areas like group work and organisation, and he even takes part in phys ed now! But the team were, rightly, more concerned about his transition to high school and there is a good programme in place to help. I am relieved that they share my concerns rather than me having to be the pushy parent. Even the educational pyschologist (who in the past has been a complete pain in the arse, or a waste of space - spent a lot of time trying to get me to 'grieve' the loss of my 'normal' child which was *not* helpful!) was very helpful in coming up with some ideas to help (eg visual maps of lesson plans so Euan can understand the context and purpose of the work).


Kirsty, mum to Euan (11, Aspergers) Rohan (7, NT) and Maeve (4, NT)

"My definition of housework is to sweep the room with a glance"


Follow my blog on http://mumsnet.com/blogs/kirsteinr/