Thursday, March 11, 2010
This week is my Spring Break, or I thought it was. I have spent most of the time on the phone learning about the Special Education Process. We had my sons' IEP meeting at school on Tuesday, Doug and I had a list of all the things we wanted to cover because of all the problems my son is having in school. When we left there we were shaking our heads as to what happened. We were kind of steam rolled over. They went over his goals, which I could give a ____ about. I am concerned about his accommodations, which I found out there were not following from his IEP that he brought with him from the junior high. I have been on the phone with the Arizona Center for Disabilities, they gave me a ton of things I can be doing, and gave me the names of a rep. in our area who can help us wade through this mess to get the help my son needs to get through high school successfully. Why does it have to be like this. Why cant teachers who have special needs students in there classes have a little bit of humanism in them to make them feel like the rest. Being a teacher, I certainly don't single out the special needs students, and I give all students reminder about assignments and homework, I don't think to many freshmen in high school are responsible disabilities or not, and could always use some reminders. What is so hard about that, as they years progress the students will mature and hopefully become more responsible. Any way back on track, the next step is to request a meeting with the Director of Special Education, they have 15 days to respond to our request if they do not then we file a complaint with the department of education. Why is having an education for my son so complicated?