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    Advocates are supposed to do this - for free! Definitely go to Wrights Law online - Dis you have an effective early intervention team? We usually go to the IEP meeting before the child transitions. They can not base a behavior goal because of one incidence of reluctance- that is actually appropriate for the age and in addition limited communication. I have never heard of a district refusing just speech services- but I have heard they can refuse OT for students who do not attend the preschool. I would again check on that via Wrights Law. You are not the only one to be given the run around- It happens more than it should. You can ask to reconvene the IEP at any time- they must do it within a 30 day time frame. If you have insurance you can't an independent eval and bring that with new strategies to new IEP meeting. In terms of speech - is he able to communicate via sign, pictures, his own version of sign, etc? I am looking at the difference between a speech delay vs communication delay vs processing delay- 17 goals on an IEP does not even make sense btw- that is beyond ridiculous. Definitely the majority should center around communication. You can also discuss the concern that the majority of behaviors are a form of communication or related to limited communication and that by not addressing communication sufficiently they are denying his educational needs.

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    My hubby and I had the feeling they were trying to make it as unappealing as possible.
    And the county's early intervention liason I guess dropped the ball, amd was on his way out, so he didnt contact the school in a timely manner, and didnt tell me what Id need to do to fight them. (I guess he left shortly after DS aged out.)

    The advocates here all seem to charge (hundreds of dollars) to push for us at the school district level.
    Then Im not even sure what the school would give me, anyways. We are making good progress with our Speech and OT... I probably wouldnt like whatever group therapies they offered if they did.

    But there has to be some better way to deal with school districts.
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

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    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexsmom View Post
    My hubby and I had the feeling they were trying to make it as unappealing as possible.
    And the county's early intervention liason I guess dropped the ball, amd was on his way out, so he didnt contact the school in a timely manner, and didnt tell me what Id need to do to fight them. (I guess he left shortly after DS aged out.)

    The advocates here all seem to charge (hundreds of dollars) to push for us at the school district level.
    Then Im not even sure what the school would give me, anyways. We are making good progress with our Speech and OT... I probably wouldnt like whatever group therapies they offered if they did.

    But there has to be some better way to deal with school districts.
    I am so sorry- unfortunately that happens far more often than it should. The issues are incredibly frustrating for good teachers- who are quicker to leave the system then learn to work in a broken manner. I am fairly certain via wrights law the school system or state has to offer free advocacy for families. That being said, there are so many ways our early intervention providers- including preschool are not equipped to work with families. I actually wish in home early intervention, in partnership with the family was until age 5 or 6- because parents will (generally speaking again) be able to provide the most support for their families if they are given the tools and strategies needed. In an ideal world our pre school programs for special needs would look more like a playroom and less like a classroom. And there would be ways to keep the kids outside with accessible playgrounds. we would be using whole communication (signing and speaking) and have plenty of ways for kids to communicate through choices in play. It is easy to say a communication rich environment- but that would mean children of different ages, with different forms of communication modeling. My anti example is the lunch room- when children get to be social, but are sitting at a table with other 3 year olds- who are they learning the next steps in conversation from? My other opinion on this is that is why we need more families and passion for education in politics. This is a large part of the reason why I began following politics- to learn where money and priorities are, and how we can best support our children to be the brightest future and have the brightest future.

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    The county (San Diego) has early intervention, including home visits, which includes therapies, until the age of three. After that, kids are put into the school districts care, unless they have certain diagnosis, such as CP or ASD - I think other programs take over then.

    We got a lot out of the home visits - showing me how to foster more communication and to play more effectively with my boy.

    We are also getting a lot of benefit from our social skills group class - yesterday was the first time DS and his group-friend were able to navigate getting down the elevator while taking turns pushing the buttons without tears.
    You're right, its so nice having a controlled environment where they are taught these social conventions. Having a trained therapist there, who understands the challenges these kids face is so useful! It takes more than just a cheery disposition and general good intentions.

    Im glad there are people like you trying to make it better for all.
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

    Atheist.

    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

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