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"My Daughter Is Winning the IEP Race"

One mom passes the accommodations baton to her daughter, and, much to her relief, she is off and running with managing her own IEP in high school.

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  1. This is wonderful! We had such a hard time getting my son on an IEP at all, and even though he needs a resource writing class, our school is so small that we can’t put him into one without holding him back in math, at which he excels! It’s such a stupid mess.

    He’s transferring to a different school district, into a specialized magnet program, for high school. In some ways it will be great for him, but they do rely alot on the children being self motivated to keep on track and on pace. My son clearly will not be able to do that part of the school, and will need an external structure special to him to make sure he’s actually getting his necessary work done. He also still needs remedial instruction in writing, even though this is a tech academy. I’m hoping this isn’t going to prove to be too big of a problem, because the rest of the school is so great for him. Computers and coding fit into his brain practically just by breathing. The chance to work on real projects with outside companies and have internships in high school will be an amazing chance for him to get a glimpse of what his future might look like, since right now he still really has no clue. Unlike other kids who are planning to be this or that, the future is still one big blank for him.

    And then I’ve always known that college is going to be a serious struggle, and he probably won’t be able to be a “traditional” student. Things might change, but he might be one of those students that needs 6-8 years to finish a typical 4-year degree because he can only handle so much at one time. I know that he can still get 504 accommodations in college, thank the lucky government stars, and that will be important. He will certainly need a note-taker and to be able to have exams in a testing center rather than in a large classroom where he can see other students turning in their papers.

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