I need help with my son's iep
December 26, 2013 7:54 AM Subscribe
At the parent-teacher conference Dec 5th the teacher told me my autistic/ADHD/OCD/GAD child is so aggressive the staff fears their safety and want to use restrainsts, and they want to bring it up in the next iep. This is the first I've heard of any aggression.
posted by FunkyHelix to Education (14 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I don't see it at home, neither does his father. The babysitter has never seen it. His old school never reported an agression problem. I said I'd think about it and went home.
I went back over months of teacher notes and school paperwork. There has been zero documentation of agression towards others. The closest are vague daily behavior notes that say he had a tough day. No letters home from the administration. No phone calls.
A couple days later in his daily folder is an amendment to the iep. Shocked, I refused permission and asked for an informal meeting between myself, my ex, and the school. Then the day before Christmas, meaning the school is now closed and I can't talk to anyone, I get the request for a formal iep meeting on Jan 7th.
I need help. I need and advocate or someone savvy is wrights law to attend the iep with me. I research advocates and no one will help without a substantial payment and require way more notice than Jan 7th. Up until last July I was homeless. I have no savings. I live paycheck to paycheck. I don't have money for help, or extra money to wave at them because of the time constraints.
I'm in Monmouth County, NJ. What do I do?