Sadly, all of the above bullet points are incorrect! Unfortunately, we as parents want to believe that school administrators are professionals and represent both the truth and what will be best for our children. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, making it necessary for us parents to be armed with information to refute!
The following are four areas that reflect the current IDEA 2004 standards. That is, IDEA 2004 is special education and represents key areas of necessary evaluations and services for those who are disabled.
The success that I refer to comes from the subjective statements from many districts who represent ability to succeed by showing those false bullet points. Unfortunately, the parents have become the CEO of their children’s’ academic lives. Some of this for a while will prevent their failure. But the questions remain? Once they begin to fail, will remediation be successful at a later age? What other affects will occur as a result of this ongoing parental support that will affect the child’s self-esteem and the parental relationships?
It is imperative that we as parents and advocates insure that our children with disabilities, ADHD, and specific learning disabilities have adequate school support as early as possible. In so many cases, the school environment is not friendly to either their success or self-esteem.
FAPE is available to all children including those with disabilities!
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