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21. It’s More Than a Job … It’s Who I Am

After my sons’ return to his neighborhood school and being provided the supports he needed in the regular education environment, (Supplementary Aids and Services) he flourished.  He was excelling academically and socially.  He was nominated by his school principal for … 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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