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  • in reply to: To Have an IEP or 504 Plan or not to have? #116459

    cmjjackson
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    Thank You all for the helpful comments!!!!

    I just wanted to update…. maybe our travels will help someone else.

    So To recap… We are still in or Private Christian school and we do not wish to leave for so many reasons. One being the change would not help or ADHD daughter that greatly struggles with the feelings of inadequacy. The other being I enjoy having her in a smaller more close nit environment that supports our family values. It is a sacrifice I am willing to make to keep her there, unless her education begins to suffer, at this point it is not.

    We were told that the county the private school is located was not the school district we would need to communicate with for Special Education Evaluation (IEP or 504). So we reached out to the public school district for the county we live in. They have been very receptive and helpful. We completed the Conners forms they sent home, one for parents and one for two teachers. Based on this and the comments submitted by teachers the have determined that she qualifies for IEP. Is this all they needed? I thought they would do some sort of test/evaluation of my child, not just have us fill out a survey? The did a hearing test and a vision screen, but that is all? She does have a diagnose from her Pediatrician and we have an upcoming appointment for a formal evaluation from a Psychologist.

    I just want to be sure we are getting a full Evaluation, I am not doing this to get special treatment or make things easier for my daughter. I am dong this seeking suggestions and support for behavior modification that will help her develop her life skills.

    I look forward to hearing everyone thoughts!

  • in reply to: To Have an IEP or 504 Plan or not to have? #106903

    cmjjackson
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    Thank you so much! I live in Alabama. Not much has changed. I need to have her evaluated, I just have to figure how/who can do this. I am own my own. The doctor still says she won’t qualify and gives no pointers. The private school keeps telling me she is fine. But my free is that they her helping her giving her exceptions, which is great for the present time, but what about when she is in college? Any information you can share as I am still learning would be most appreciated!

  • in reply to: To Have an IEP or 504 Plan or not to have? #102965

    cmjjackson
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    Yes it will always be a fight, for her too. It breaks my heart! Thank you all for your kind words and encouragement and advice!

  • in reply to: To Have an IEP or 504 Plan or not to have? #106904

    cmjjackson
    Participant

    Thank you so much! I live in Alabama. Not much has changed. I need to have her evaluated, I just have to figure how/who can do this. I am own my own. The doctor still says she won’t qualify and gives no pointers. The private school keeps telling me she is fine. But my free is that they her helping her giving her exceptions, which is great for the present time, but what about when she is in college? Any information you can share as I am still learning would be most appreciated!

  • in reply to: To Have an IEP or 504 Plan or not to have? #102693

    cmjjackson
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    Yes I think penny said it well. I am planning to ask more questions for her docotor who seem to think she wouldn’t qualify for either due to how well the medication helps her? I thinking it’s worth finding g out.

  • in reply to: To Have an IEP or 504 Plan or not to have? #102692

    cmjjackson
    Participant

    Yes it always amazing me how we parents have to fight so for our children.

  • in reply to: To Have an IEP or 504 Plan or not to have? #102691

    cmjjackson
    Participant

    Yes that’s just it I do not want to wait and then it be to late. It’s a hard thing to know which direction to take. Just want what’s best for her.

  • in reply to: To Have an IEP or 504 Plan or not to have? #102690

    cmjjackson
    Participant

    Thank you for.sharing! The docotor seems to think she would be considered boarders line and not be able to get one? But I think we should see?

  • in reply to: To Have an IEP or 504 Plan or not to have? #102689

    cmjjackson
    Participant

    She could get a plan through the local public school, we have some kids that do this. I think the main issues is that she makes As and Bs when meds are correct. They do not see that she has any issues.

  • in reply to: To Have an IEP or 504 Plan or not to have? #102686

    cmjjackson
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    Yes she hates to feel rushed! This is what I worry will be a problem for her later. While we work at life lessons on how to deal with these feelings and how to manage time better to avoid these feelings. However she might need assistance when taking test which is available. I would feel awful if I wait too late to out a plan in place and it be detrimental for her. You know what to help your children all you can. Life is hard on so many levels I just want to help where I can.

  • in reply to: To Have an IEP or 504 Plan or not to have? #102684

    cmjjackson
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    Thank you for sharing! We work with her greatly on aspects that the world will be hard on her with. My main concern is that I’d she dosen’t have a plan now it will hurt her when it comes time to take the ACT and if she needs it in college she won’t be able to get help.

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