need for answers

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-12-2003
need for answers
4
Tue, 09-16-2003 - 8:51pm
hi Im new here and would like to know how long it took for assesment from schools, i've been waiting for a year now and becoming impatient. my son is 10 yrs and he had the same teacher for 2 years she was the one to brimg up asperger's , we've seen school psychologists and filled out alot of questionaires. I 've been om waiting list for formal assesment with specialist but still waiting .And also psychologist this year at school has changed also the principal gee!I hope this year is better than last #!)?too many changes my son doesn't like change!!!!!!any advice will help.I also would like to put a canadian flag on my nickname don't know how.
iVillage Member
Registered: 06-25-2003
In reply to: litltam
Tue, 09-16-2003 - 9:31pm
Are you in the USA?

If you are, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) REQUIRES the school district to complete an evaluation within 30 (school) days of receiving a formal written request.

If you have not made your request to the central administration office for the school district in writing, contact them first thing tomorrow. Many have a form to fill out and sign, which constitutes the written request. Or you can pop a letter to them by registered mail.

If you are not in the US, then I am sorry. Although European myself, I have no idea how things work elsewhere in the world.

HTH and good luck.

-Paula

-Paula

visit my blog at www.onesickmother.com
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-25-2003
In reply to: litltam
Wed, 09-17-2003 - 7:19am
Hi and welcome to the board. I'm new here myself, so unfourtunately I don't have a lot of helpful information for you. My DS (2.5 year-old) hasn't been diagnosed yet, although we're in the process of having him evaluated for PDD-NOS. We're just getting started on the road to evaluation. I'm Canadian, and although I don't know much about the system here yet, I get the feeling that it's quite different from the U.S. system. I'll certainly share with you what I find out, but you might also try your local/provincial chapter of the Autism Society of Canada. (I'm assuming you're Canadian...if you're not I apologize for the useless info!)

Just wanted to say hi!

Lynne

p.s. - To add the Canadian flag icon to your name, log in and then click 'board settings'. 'Personal icon' is one of the options.

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-12-2003
In reply to: litltam
Wed, 09-17-2003 - 9:56am


Hi post

yes I am canadian eastern, I have tried local but they say school should take care of it, so I guess I just have to be patient . my son jo was also said to be pdd-nos, but psychologist said she didn't think so.I would like to know more about your DS how did you see differences so early? I started to notice once my sons teacher mentioned it to me when he was 8 yrs old , before that I just thought well he's just different.thanks for the info I now have a canadian i-con.
iVillage Member
Registered: 09-12-2003
In reply to: litltam
Wed, 09-17-2003 - 10:05am
Thank You Paula ,in canada we do have idea and that's what I've been trying to make school understand , but they say it was all because their changes in 2002-2003 staff, so people like me have to suffer the wait.so I just got to be patient, last conversation with hospital asd clinic jo my son should be seen by end of october.I also want to know how well does occupational therapy help and what does it consist of.

thanks again

tammy