M.F.E. meeting tomorrow

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Registered: 08-26-2004
M.F.E. meeting tomorrow
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Tue, 02-19-2008 - 7:11pm

I had the school reevaluate Luke.

Jennifer

Mom to 4 in Ohio

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Tue, 02-19-2008 - 8:21pm
This must be like an IEP. I have done them. Thy are very informal and is definatly the time to
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Registered: 12-29-2007
Tue, 02-19-2008 - 10:43pm
Why have you decided not to sign and that you will dispute whatever they say? If this is a Special Education Plan for your son, you have the right to reconvene a meeting at any time to discuss any concerns you may have. Why not assume that the school is trying, in good faith, to serve your child? I hope you find it satisfying and not stressful to work together with professionals to make your child's educational experience a good one. You're all supposed to be on the same side. I'm sorry if you have had negative experiences. Let us know what happens.
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Wed, 02-20-2008 - 9:50am
I am not signing because I want to be able to read over it thoroughly without someone looking at me.

Jennifer

Mom to 4 in Ohio

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Registered: 01-08-2008
Wed, 02-20-2008 - 6:20pm

Here is a link that may tell you some of your rights as a parent - directly from the government education website. They are required by law (in the US) to make sure

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Registered: 07-24-2003
Wed, 02-20-2008 - 9:48pm
I agree. With IEP's you have every right to change things on them at your own will. They are reviewed once a year for that reason. I can understand and appreciate you wanting to know every aspect of what's going on with your son though.
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Registered: 09-26-2007
Thu, 02-21-2008 - 1:37am
What is a M.F.E.?
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Thu, 02-21-2008 - 12:28pm

Thanks for the feedback everyone.

Jennifer

Mom to 4 in Ohio

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Registered: 03-10-2004
Thu, 02-21-2008 - 8:22pm

At Aidan's IEP meeting back in January they told me that next year before the IEP meeting they will be doing all the testing and evaluations again. I will have to ask if they call it an MFE, it sounds the same as yours. One of the reasons that the school wants me to take him back to Children's Hospital is to see if we can get a definite diagnosis. Why do the schools need to have a diagnosis?

Patty

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Registered: 01-08-2008
Sat, 02-23-2008 - 5:35pm

Someone, please correct me if I'm wrong.... but, I think that the reason that the school needs a diagnosis is because they can only provide the services if a child either (1) has a diagnosis that qualifies them for the service, or (2) has a documented delay that qualifies them for services.


For example, my nephew could not get OT services for his SID (undiagnosed - but definitely has it) but instead qualified due to a handwriting delay. Long story short, my brother-in-law didn't want him to be "labelled".


Does that make sense?