Tag Archives: Inclusion

12. I Was An Informed Parent, And A Force To Be Reckoned With!

The complaint was filed and we would have to await the ruling.  The length of time for the complaint investigation to be processed by OCR was considerably longer than that under the State complaint. http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/ocrcpm.html)   OCR can extend that time … Continue reading

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11. Learning More About Section 504

The next attempt at advocating for my son was to look at basic civil rights law. I read about Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and how it was an equal access law (http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/faqs.html).  It was a comparison between children … Continue reading

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10. Giving In Was Not An Option.

Finally in the mail a response to the complaint.  I had prevailed on the Least Restrictive Environment issue.  (http://nichcy.org/schoolage/iep/iepcontents/participation)  As a result my son began moving out of the self-contained classroom and back into the regular education classrooms for portions … Continue reading

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8. Denial of Least Restrictive Environment

My first attempt at filing a state complaint was to try to find a way to get my son returned to his neighborhood school. (http://nichcy.org/schoolage/disputes/statecomplaint#summary)  His placement in the special school program was in a self-contained classroom. When he finally … Continue reading

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7. Finding a Lifeline

We began to meet as a small parent group and look at what options were available to us. We asked to be placed on the School Board agenda and went before our elected officials to state our case.  (http://mn.gov/mnddc/pipm/makingyourcase/index.html) I … Continue reading

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6. Welcome to Grassroots Parent Advocacy

When I walked into the IEP meeting, the first thing I noticed was that there were some new people in attendance.  One identified herself as the Special Education Director who was  there representing the school board.  (http://nichcy.org/schoolage/iep/team/representative)    There  seemed to … Continue reading

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5. Third Grade

My son was doing well as he entered into the third grade. He was an accepted part of hisclass, school and community. Yes he was the only student with hearing loss but he could read lips and with his residual … Continue reading

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