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Final Thoughts before heading out to the meeting…

Now that I have left you all with plenty to read with all my obsessing and babbling, (Do you see what happens when Aspies start to hyper-focus?) it is time to print copies of all my madness for everyone else in the meeting, (they are all getting copies whether they …

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Autism IEP—Requested Accommodations

This is list is a culmination of all our ideas and thoughts, and YOUR INPUT! Thanks you much. You all have been incredibly helpful.  So here goes…what we are going in there this morning trying to accomplish.  My though here is to ask for the world and hope we get …

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IEP—Challenges that Impact Ability to Access Curriculum

Here I wrote a little narrative of the biggest (not the only) challenges little man is facing. I’m hoping setting up my justifications for my accommodation/modification requests. I am also asking that all my input be attached to the IEP or filed with it (whatever the procedure is) since I …

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IEP Day—This is what I’ve prepared—Parental Concerns

So today is the day, and I’ve been obsessing and thanks to all of your awesome input and suggestions, preparing all week.  Yesterday I received a draft copy of the IEP to review (I don’t think they expected me to ask for a copy in advance.) Since the draft did …

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Your Help Needed! IEP Meeting Scheduled

I am jotting down notes here in a black and white marble note book sitting open on my desk as I read policies, and do IEP research.  I simply cannot walk into a meeting that I am unprepared for—beyond prepared.  I have Aspie obsession working in my favor at least. …

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Tactics and Attempts to Intimidate

    Can you see it? That slacking off kid, with his back hunched over, long hair, quirky smile, the boom box behind his back with the big black mark behind him? Is that how they see my child? Is that how my child sees himself  when he sees these outrageously …

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Teacher’s Response; She has no intention of helping him

At least that is how I see it! A few minutes ago  my 9 year old busted through the front door, threw his book bag at the wall, and burst into tears!  Then proclaimed that “No-one even likes me!” This outburst was not in direct response to his school day, …

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Update/Observation on Aspie Teen’s Grades

Aspie Teen and I have spent the past two weeks getting ready for his final exams. Despite the fact that, to date the school system has not finished their evaluation for services, and/or IEP which the Teen desperately needs, I consider semester one of High School a success. The Teen …

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My Consuming Frustration: “Recess should not be…denied…”

I do not care what the school’s policy is, or how the principal feels about it; denying children recess as punishment is wrong.  And—the SC Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness agrees with me. South Carolina: Code 59-10-10 (2005) requires grades K-5 be provided with a minimum of 150 minutes of …

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New Math Does Not Work With Old Brains!

Last night at about midnight I laid in bed blogging from my phone because I was so frustrated at the fact that my son has lost recess again in school.  So frustrated I was that I hardly got any sleep last night, and have been up with my mind spinning …

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